PEOPLE have been warned about the costly dangers of fly-tipping after a huge pile of rubbish was dumped in a country lane.
The pile of rubbish, which included fence panels, nails and general household waste, was left in the middle of Pook Lane in Fareham.
It’s just so disrespectful to the rest of us who live here. We get so sick of itMaryAnne Brierley
Now resident MaryAnne Brierley is appealing for anyone with any information to come forward and contact the police in the hope of catching those who were responsible.
MaryAnne, 63, said: ‘They have just put it right in the middle of the road. A lot of it is garden rubbish, but it looks like somebody has been doing renovation work.
‘There were nails all over the road. The milkman couldn’t get through.
‘It’s just so disrespectful to the rest of us who live here. We get so sick of it.
‘There is a good tip here, but if it’s commercial waste you have to pay, which is probably why it’s just been dumped.
‘But why can’t they take it to the tip and pay, and charge as necessary?
‘It’s a country lane. As soon as you tip rubbish on to the lane it’s closed because it blocks it.’
MaryAnne said Fareham Borough Council had supported the residents in their plight.
‘The council is very good. About a year ago they put signs up at either end saying there was a £50,000 fine for anybody caught doing it,’ she added.
‘It has lessened the occasions it happens but it does still happen and it is irritating.
‘Every time we report it, the council clears it up but they must get so sick of it as well.
‘I want somebody to be exposed for doing this.
‘It’s just irritating that people think they can behave like this. Hopefully this will make people think twice about doing it.’
Paul Doran, director of operations at Fareham Borough Council, said: ‘When we are told about any incidents of fly-tipping we will aim to remove it within five working days if it is on council land.
‘The council provides many facilities for residents to dispose of their waste and not only is fly-tipping is illegal, it is also dangerous and ruins the environment.
‘If residents do come across any fly-tipping in the borough it’s really important that they report it to us with as much information as possible so that we can aim to get it cleaned up.’
Anyone who knows any information about who might have been responsible for the fly-tipping should call Hampshire Police on 101.