Fly-tipping at Chorley in Lichfield

big pile of waste on road

Council urges anyone with information to come forward to help stamp out fly-tipping.

On Friday 27 August 2021, Lichfield District Council was called out to remove a pile of waste that was blocking part of Little Pipe Lane in Chorley.

The team cleared away a truck-full of rubbish, including bin bags, old shelving units, a door, stuffed toys, bedding and more.

The council suspects the waste has come from a house clearance and is urging anyone who recognises any of the rubbish or if they saw it being loaded onto a vehicle to report it online or by calling 01543 308999.

Councillor Ashley Yeates, Cabinet Member for Climate Change & Recycling, said:

“We always look to gather evidence by going through fly-tipped rubbish and if we identify the culprits we will seek to prosecute. If you have any information, please report it to us as soon as possible to help us with our investigations.

“We are also taking this opportunity to remind local residents and businesses that they need to check any contractors they use have a waste carrier’s licence.

“The responsibility, or duty of care, is on the person who employs the contractor. This means you could be fined if someone you use to do a house clearance, gardening or building work then goes on to illegally dump any of your waste.”

To report fly-tipping or information about the Little Pipe Lane incident, go to report it online or call 01543 308999.

Published: 1 September 2021