Sunderland City Council pledge to take action against perpetrators after large pile of waste was fly-tipped outside job centre
A large heap of waste was found on private land outside Southwick Job Centre following reports of fly-tipping from residents.
Sunderland City Council received reports of waste fly-tipped on private land at Southwick Job Centre on Stoney Lane on Monday, March 1 and has vowed that action will be taken against the perpetrators if evidence is found.
At least five bags of waste and a pile of boxes were found outside the job centre after residents reported the mess.
The Council said they have increased its resources on taking action against fly-tippers following consultation with residents and is urging anyone who finds or witnesses incidents of fly-tipping to report it immediately.
Cllr Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council said: “The Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team have received reports of waste fly-tipped on private land at Southwick Job Centre.
“Waste deposited on private land is usually the responsibility of the land owner, however if evidence is identified amongst the waste then action will be taken against the perpetrators.”
The news comes after more than 20 bags of rubbish were found at a car park in South Hylton following delays in bin collections around Sunderland.
Cllr Miller added: “Following consultation with residents, Sunderland City Council has increased its resources on taking action against fly-tippers.
"Anyone booking a van for waste removal can also be held liable by the courts if their rubbish is then fly-tipped. It is cheaper, more convenient, and legal to use the council’s bulky items collection, available here.”
The Council is urging the public to report any fly-tipping via their website or by calling 0191 520 5550.