The other day I was out walking with my husband on a beautiful day when we rounded a corner and there neatly bagged and dumped in the hedgerow was bag upon bag of builder's rubble. Horrible and a real problem in our rural community. Given that the rubble was all in bags, it could only be greed that led to the tippers choosing our lovely village rather than a local tip. Other examples include so called 'Road Kill' but I don't believe the animals round our way are really that stupid or unlucky!
Signs in the trees optimistically speak of CCTV but I don't believe that either - and clearly nor do the fly tippers. We need to get clever or maybe we do need to think again about the cost of properly disposing of this rubbish. Judging by the lack of tweets perhaps people simply don't think this is important enough. What a shame!
England’s Brown Unpleasant Land Fly-tipping is trashing and ruining our landscapes It can ruin even the most beautiful scenery. You stop the car to look out at a rolling landscape, manicured parkland and distant misty hills. But all you see is a stinking, decaying mound of garbage — torn mattresses, broken furniture, building rubble, rusting fridges, rotting food and plastic bags spewing their detritus across the verge. Fly-tipping is not only a crime against nature; it is a desecration of our heritage, values and civilisation. Despite new legal powers to combat this scourge, local authorities are losing the battle. In 2014-15 it cost almost £50 million to clean up the eyesores dumped the length and breadth of England. Some of the touts offering to take away household rubbish for cash have been brazenly dumping it right beside “No Fly-tipping” notices.