BRAZEN fly-tippers have dumped tonnes of rubbish in a residential street in Birmingham more than TWENTY times in just FOUR weeks – leaving locals furious.
CCTV footage shows the shameless rubbish dumpers abandoning bin bags, food scraps, nappies and even old fridges on the beleaguered road.
The homeowner, who did not wish to be named, told The Sun that around one tonne of rubbish builds up on Tarry Road, Alum Rock, Birmingham, before the council finally remove it.
The fuming resident told The Sun: “It’s absolutely disgusting. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve caught people dumping stuff.
“We can hear the sound of rats scurrying around at night. Despite all this evidence, the council haven’t done anything to stop this.
“We get garden waste, mattresses, tyres, nappies and even kitchen cupboards and sofas. It causes a bad stench and you don’t want to go out the house.
“You don’t want the children going out onto the street.
“Despite telling the council how much of a problem it is, it keeps happening.
“Someone fills out a form and the council come out and clean it up and the road becomes clean.
“Then, people come back and dump their rubbish and they come out again. It’s just a vicious circle.
“The community needs educating. I’ve seen no correspondence saying fly tipping is a serious offence.
“The council have basically done absolutely nothing but yet they are happy to use the taxpayers money to get it clean.”
According to the resident, the fly-tipping has been rampant on the road for around a year and that rubbish has been dumped there 20 times in the last four weeks.
Eleven instances of the dumping were caught on CCTV in just a few weeks.
The footage shows trolley loads of rubbish being dumped on the street.
In another clip a man can be seen dumping a rolled up mattress and a rolled up carpet on the street in the dead of night.
The angry home-owner said: “I’ve seen tyres, scrap metal. I’ve even seen a dead rat stuck to a sticky pad used to catch rodents. I’ve seen nappies, it’s disgusting to be honest.
“It’s been an ongoing issue for over a year now.
“It’s a health hazard especially for kids walking in the street.
“They’re not worried about kids’ safety, or women pushing their prams and having to step off the pavement and walk on the road and put their lives at risk. The council hasn’t responded to those points.”
A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “Fly-tipping is a criminal offence.
“It is a crime that damages the environment that we all have to live and work in. Responsibility sits with those who dumped this waste with no regard for the local community.
“Where we have credible evidence, we will investigate and prosecute, as is demonstrated by a range of cases that have received widespread publicity in the past.
“We receive hundreds of reports of fly-tipping across the city every week and do everything we can to remove as much waste as possible and investigate the circumstances behind rubbish that is dumped.
“The council can only prosecute when credible evidence, that meets the criminal burden of proof, is available.”