Appeal for witnesses after three large fly-tips discovered in the borough

Solihull Council has been alerted to three separate and very large incidents of fly-tipping located on land off Stonebridge Island on the A45, off Aylesbury Road in Hockley Heath and at Meriden Mile in Meriden.

The Council’s Environmental Crime team has launched an investigation and is examining the locations of the illegally dumped items, which include household waste, clothing and commercial waste, for evidence.

The Council is asking for members of the public to get in touch confidentially if they believe they may have witnessed the fly-tipping taking place or in transit, or have any information which could lead to the prosecution of those responsible.

It is not known precisely when each of the fly-tips occurred or whether they are linked although the Council was first notified of them on Wednesday 5 October.

It is anticipated that it will cost thousands of pounds to remove the fly-tipping from the three sites.

If members of the public have any information about these incidents please report it to the Council by calling 0121 704 8001, emailing connectcc@solihull.gov.uk or reporting it online via the Council’s website.

Councillor Tony Dicicco, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities and Partnerships, said:

“This is an obscene amount of waste to dump in our green spaces and the Council will not hesitate to prosecute the perpetrators of fly-tipping when we catch them. We will use evidence gained from witnesses and the covert cameras that are in operation at various locations in the borough.

“There is no excuse for anyone to fly-tip. There are plenty of legitimate ways people can dispose of their waste in the borough, including our waste and recycling centre in Bickenhill, and other paid-for collection services.”

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