BARNSLEY Council’s waste removal team took part in a ‘hugely successful’ action day at a site in Thurnscoe blighted by fly-tipping.

More than ten tonnes of waste was cleared from the Queen Street Backings last Saturday, including an asbestos garage roof, scrap metal and other domestic, garden and industrial waste.

A garage and shipping container left on the site without permission were also dismantled and disposed of, in an operation estimated to cost the council £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."

Specialists removed the asbestos roof, while Goldthorpe firm Wallis Metals took any metal to be recycled.