A super Saturday for Barnsley’s fly-tipping team

Barnsley Council's fly-tipping team had a hugely successful clean-up day on Saturday, 10 August after removing almost 11 tonnes of waste from Queen Street Backings in Thurnscoe. 

Suited in protective gear and armed with a grab lorry, the team tackled a build-up of domestic, trade and green waste from across the area including a shipping container, and unused garage.

Specialist contractors were pre-arranged to meet on-site to remove the asbestos garage roof, and Wallis' Metals were on hand to send any metal to be recycled. The garage and container, which had both been placed on council land without permission, were dismantled and taken away for disposal. 

The team cleared a massive 10.8 tonnes of fly-tipped waste from the site, excluding metal. It's estimated that the clean-up operation cost the council around £3,700.

Councillor Chris Lamb, Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment and Transport, said: "This job is an excellent example of the work that our team are doing as part of our #EverybodyThink campaign to tackle fly-tipping across Barnsley.

“We're urging residents to report fly-tipping and to make sure anyone they contact outside of the council to dispose of their waste is doing so responsibly. Together we can stop illegal dumpers blighting our beautiful borough."

Keep up to date with how the council are tackling environmental crime in Barnsley by visiting the Dumpit & Scarper Facebook page. You can report fly-tipping in the borough on the council’s website.

This news is linked to Town Spirit, our new way of working better together. We believe that if everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, we can make our borough a more welcoming place to live, work, invest and visit.

We're committed to #ProtectIt by looking after our beautiful borough, making it easier for you to dispose of large items, recycle and make your home more energy-efficient. #OwnIt by making some small changes, such as recycling and reporting litter and fly-tipping to keep Barnsley clean and green.

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