Shameless fly-tippers dump 16ft mountain of rubbish the size of a van on residential street

Ellen Manning
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A pile of rubbish dumped on Bilhay Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, January 14, 2021.  A massive mountain of rubbish has been dumped on a West Midlands street leaving residents outraged.  See SWNS story SWMDrubbish.  The filthy heap was spotted blocking the road in Bilhay Lane, West Bromwich on wednesday afternoon (January 13).  Local residents have slammed it as ‘disgusting’ and ‘a disgrace’ and called for CCTV to be installed in flytipping hotspots around the Sandwell borough.  Pictures and video taken at the scene showed the discarded waste was piled at least six feet high and is similar in size to a minibus.
A huge pile of rubbish was dumped on Bilhay Lane in West Bromwich, West Midlands. (SWNS)

Homeowners were left shocked after shameless fly-tippers dumped a 16ft (4m) mountain of rubbish in the middle of a residential street.

Residents woke up to find the pile of waste left in front of their front doors on Wednesday morning.

The festering pile, which is the same size as a van, includes carpets, pipes, black bin bags and even street bollards.

It was left abandoned on Bilhay Lane in West Bromwich, West Midlands and has made the road impassable.

The huge pile of rubbish was dumped overnight, leaving the road impassable. (SWNS)
The huge pile of rubbish was dumped overnight, leaving the road impassable. (SWNS)

Frustrated residents are now calling for CCTV to be installed around the area to deter fly-tippers as it’s not the first incident they have had to put up with.

Mum-of-one Tina Blackmore, 29, who lives on the road, said: “It stinks and I've seen rats running about, I fear for the health of my little girl.

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“I couldn't believe it when I opened my door and spotted it the other day - it is absolutely huge and the council haven't cleared it away yet either.

“We've had problems with fly-tipping before but I've never seen anything like this. It’s left the place looking like a landfill site and it’s like living in a Third World country.

“We're worried enough about our health at the minute with the virus, so this is the last thing we need.”

The rubbish includes pipes, bin bags and even bollards. (SWNS)
The rubbish includes pipes, bin bags and even bollards. (SWNS)

Local resident Charlotte Mason, 33, added: “It is disgusting and you just can't believe some people could be so thoughtless.

“There's everything from crates, carpet, plastic rubbish, football cards, crisps and sweet wrappers to a street bollard. It's an absolute eyesore.”

MP for West Bromwich East Nicola Richards wrote on Facebook: “That is absolutely shocking. I’ll be writing to the council. There’s far too much fly-tipping across the whole constituency but that is on another level.”

Other residents voiced their disgust via social media, with Sue Meaden writing: “That's so disgusting yet again we are turning into one big skip.

“Enough is enough council get it sorted and big fines issued to make them clean it up and still pay a fine scum these people are.”

Gemma Arnold wrote: “How on earth did nobody hear anything with that much being dumped? Someone needs to get the council to install CCTV.”

Andrea Ward said: “Whoever dumped that rubbish should be put in prison!

“We are drowning in rubbish, even the countryside isn't safe, fast food wrappers, drinks cartons every conceivable bit of junk because the filthy people couldn't be bothered to take their stuff home.

“I got in touch with the council and they sent me some litter pickers so I’m going to try and do my bit.”

Locals are calling for CCTV to be installed in the area after a spate of fly-tipping incidents. (SWNS)
Locals are calling for CCTV to be installed in the area after a spate of fly-tipping incidents. (SWNS)

Councillor Maria Crompton, deputy leader of Sandwell Council, said: "It is absolutely devastating to see this amount of rubbish dumped illegally.

“Fly-tipping is a dreadful environmental crime and the council and the people of Sandwell will not tolerate it.

“We will continue in our fight against selfish people who dump rubbish.

“Our teams are working to clear the site and with the Environment Agency we will investigate and seek to prosecute those responsible.”

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