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Darfield residents hit out at fly-tipping

Monday April 18 2016


Pinfold Lane Pinfold Lane


ANGRY residents have hit out at fly-tipping in Darfield.

Pinfold Lane has fallen victim to fly-tipping over the last week, causing concern for locals.

One resident said: "It's the second time in a week I've seen fly tipping here.

"I walk my dog every day and it's awful for the children at the nearby primary school to see."

Council bosses discussed fly-tipping at a meeting last month, and considered recommendations made in a draft fly-tipping action plan put together to combat the issue.

The plan places a strong emphasis on communication and a ‘behaviour change campaign’, rather than relying on enforcement action.

The plan followed the news that incidents of fly-tipping in Barnsley have soared by 41 per cent – with the clean-up costing £250,000 last year.

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Reply Posted by Me on Monday April 18 2016 at 13:14
perhaps the council needs a change of policy regarding dumpit sites

Reply Posted by In response to 'me' on Monday April 18 2016 at 14:47
That is not the issue, I'm bound by the same rules as everyone in the borough and I wouldn't dream of fly tipping. The problem is with individuals being disgusting enough to do this

Reply Posted by lily on Monday April 18 2016 at 15:54
it is an issue because not everybody think like us so unless you change the policy with dump it sites there is awlays going to be fly tipping

Reply Posted by Mick on Monday April 18 2016 at 18:20
2 sofas. The council will collect 2 sofas from your house for £10. Absolutely no excuse for this. If you know who did this, report them.

Reply Posted by Mr g on Monday April 18 2016 at 18:25
Council should take on private contracters to clean all rubbish up round Barnsley

Reply Posted by crockett on Monday April 18 2016 at 19:14
been reporting same fly tipped rubbish off shaw lane carlton now for 3 years,all i receive is an automated email and a report number, sorry barnsley council but that wont clear up the rubbish. trouble is fly tipped rubbish encourages more fly tipping when its not cleared up.

Reply Posted by No excuse at all on Monday April 18 2016 at 20:54
Fly tipping is picked up within 7 working days if you report it to right department I.e neighbourhood services.

BMBC collect items within 10 working days if you pay for a special collection fee.

You can get a FREE van permit from the council providing the van is registered to your address and is used for household waste.

There is NO excuse for fly tipping at all. BMBC offer as many services as they can but in this day and age cannot do it for free

Reply Posted by Paul on Monday April 18 2016 at 20:59
Like Crockett I've been reporting flytipping for over a year, we also had travellers on our field last and they left a load of rubbish that's been reported more than a dozen times. Bmbc aren't interested unless they are making money out of us, and they have cheek to charge a corruption tax.



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