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Trolley dash fly-tipper sought

Can you help the Council’s Environment Flying Squad track down this brazen trolley dash fly-tipper?

He was caught on film dumping a substantial amount of household building waste on Lythe Place, Beechwood.

The incident happened just before 5.40pm on Wednesday, June 8, when the man was seen arriving with a large trolley of the type used in DIY superstores and builders’ merchants.

After removing his bicycle from the top of the pile, he tipped out the load before leaving with trolley and bike in tow.

Waste being fly tipped from a trolley

Now the town’s Environment & Community Services Flying Squad is appealing for help to track him down as part of its ongoing fly-tipping crackdown.

Fly-tippers face a Fixed Penalty Notice of £400 if caught, while failing to ensure waste is disposed of legally can land a householder with a fine of between £150 and £400.

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston said: “Fly-tipping blights communities, and uses up vital Council resources that should be delivering vital services and supporting those in need.

“It’s criminality plain and simple and we won’t stand for it – help us find those responsible and stamp out this scourge.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Council’s contact centre on 01642 726001 quoting incident reference number 576815.

Anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and dozens of other offences can also be reported online.

Middlesbrough Council offers a safe, free or inexpensive bulky waste collection service. For more information and to request a collection, visit the bulky waste page or call 01642 726001.

Residents can also book online to dispose of large items at the Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Haverton Hill. There is no charge for residents but fees apply for businesses.