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Dispose of your rubbish responsibly

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Residents are being reminded to dispose of their rubbish responsibly and to continue reporting fly-tipping incidents.


Residents are being reminded to dispose of their rubbish responsibly and to continue reporting fly-tipping incidents.

It comes following a fly-tipping incident caught in the moment by a local resident on Shireview Road, Pelsall on the evening of Tuesday 11 July.

Working with Walsall Housing Group (whg), swift action was taken the next day to cordon off the illegally dumped rubbish with crime scene tape as part of the Environmental Crime project. Within 24 hours of the fly-tipping, the offender returned to the same location to clear up the rubbish they dumped. An investigation is underway to identify the offender and take the appropriate legal action.


“ Around £880,000 is spent per year on tackling fly-tipping, which is money that could be spent elsewhere if these individuals dispose their waste appropriately.

We are pleased that action was taken quickly, where the offender had removed the waste following social media attention and the use of crime scene tape. At the time of the fly-tipping, the vehicle was also untaxed.

The Environmental Crime Scene project serves as a reminder that fly-tipping is a crime and we rely on our communities to tell us of the perpetrators behind it.

My thanks go to those who help keep our borough clean and tidy, who tell us of fly-tipping incidents taking place and the officers working tirelessly to pursue and take action against those who do not dispose of their waste properly and responsibly

Councillor Garry Perry, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Resilient Communities at Walsall Council

Residents can dispose of their waste by booking bulky waste collections or visiting one of the Household Waste Recycling Centres open seven days a week.

Residents can report fly-tipping quickly and easily on the council website or by calling 01922 653355. 



Notes to editor:

  • The fly-tipping 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.
  • There are two household waste and recycling centres 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 a household waste and recycling centre.
  • 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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