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Can you help identify three shameless fly-tippers?

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Walsall Council appeals to residents to assist in identifying three fly-tippers caught on camera.

white male in jeans and a blue t shirt fly tipper

Walsall Council has released photographic and video evidence of three fly-tippers and is seeking the help of residents to see them suitably punished for their selfish and criminal activities.

The latest footage on the council’s Walsall’s Most Wanted web pages features two men separately fly-tipping in Hollyhedge Close in Birchills and a man fly-tipping in Poplar Avenue in Bentley.

“ When we look back over the last two years, so many members of our diverse communities across the borough have gone out of their way to help vulnerable neighbours and generally bring their communities together during a period of confusion and fear.

The people we see in these images are the polar opposite of that — they take from our communities rather than give and it’s completely unacceptable behaviour. We are working hard to make Walsall a cleaner, safer place to live and want to bring these offenders to account. “

Paul Gordon
Director of Resilient Communities

If you respond to one of Walsall Council’s live appeals with information that leads to a successful prosecution, you could receive a £500 reward. The council treats any information received with the utmost confidentiality.

“ If you see fly-tipping in progress, for your own safety, you should report the offence rather than trying to tackle it yourself.

Please do not put the names of anyone you suspect in the public domain as cases of mistaken identity could lead to serious repercussions. “

Paul Gordon
Director of Resilient Communities

Information can be sent to or call 01922 653060. 


Note to Editor

  • The flytipping of controlled waste is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £20,000 (unlimited if indicted to the Crown Court) or an offender can even be sent to prison.
  • Cleaning up and legally disposing of fly-tipped waste in the borough of Walsall costs around £500,000 per year — money from the public purse which could instead be spent on other valued services.
  • There are two Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the borough of Walsall which are free to use by residents.
  • The council offers an extremely competitive bulky items collection service for residents who may struggle to take larger items to one of the HWRCs.
  • Residents who are struggling to manage their household waste, for example, because of a growing family or an ongoing medical condition can apply for a larger bin.

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