Hunt on for waste dumpers

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THOUGHTLESS fly-tippers have been dumping their waste.

South Tyneside Council is calling on the public to help track down fly-tippers after building waste was abandoned in Boldon Colliery.

On Monday morning, waste from the demolition of a bathroom and kitchen was found in two places in East View allotments.

Hours later, similar waste was found in a lay-by near the Shell garage at Whitemare Pool roundabout.

Council workers have now cleared the waste but believe it is from the same person as the same wallpaper was found at both scenes.

Coun Tracey Dixon, lead member for area management and community safety, said: “Fly-tipping damages the environment, is harmful to wildlife and costly for us to clear up.

“Incidents like this are an unnecessary drain on our resources.

“It is really sad to see this kind of irresponsible and antisocial behaviour and we are determined to stamp it out but we need help from the public.

“I would urge anyone who knows anything about these incidents to let us know so that we can take action.”

Anyone with information should phone the council’s customer contact centre on 427 7000.