Tyres, fridge freezers and office chairs found dumped

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AN APPEAL has been launched to help find those responsible for dumping a large amount of rubbish near some woods.

Environment enforcement officers at Northumberland County Council are asking the public for help to provide information regarding the refuse which was discarded at the old brickworks in Widdrington on or around Tuesday, August 21.

Among the rubbish left was 20 car tyres and three fridge-freezers, while the majority of the waste being several office chairs with green covers.

Officers are seeking information about both the origins of the refuse and any vehicle that may have been seen carrying it.

Coun Alan Thompson, executive member for neighbourhood services and highways at the county council, warned about the dangers of dumping rubbish in the community.

He said: “Fly-tipping is potentially hazardous for young children who could be attracted to irresponsible waste dumps.

“We encourage all residents and businesses to check the credentials of people offering waste disposal services, and would urge anyone with information about this case to come forward.”

A council spokesperson added: “Fly-tipping can also damage the environment, including disturbing wildlife.

“The cost of disposing of the waste safely is also met by the tax payer, placing an extra burden on Northumberland residents.”

They added that the council’s enforcement team has had increasing success in its enforcement campaign including successful prosecutions.

Anyone who has any information in the rubbish dumped in Widdrington, or any waste left in unauthorised areas, should contact Northumberland County Council on 0845 600 6400.

All calls made will be treated in the strictest of confidence.