INVESTIGATIONS have been launched into two large flytips in the New Forest, one of which blocked residents in.
A pile of rubbish, including doors, pipework and rubble was dumped across an access track to Shepherds Road in Bartley on land managed by Forestry England. Residents were blocked in as a result, and FE had to use a special vehicle to remove the waste, which took two trips costing about £1,000.
An FE spokeswoman praised residents for gathering evidence from the flytip to help prosecute those responsible.
“Forestry England continues to urge all businesses and householders to check that the company or individual who is offering to take their waste has a waste carriers licence,” she added.
“This can be checked on the Environment Agency’s website. If they do not have a licence, do not use them.”
In the second incident, a large amount of household waste blocked a narrow lane in Brook, including a camera, sheets of hardboard and other building materials.
Police are appealing for help in hunting those responsible: “Do you know who this rubbish belongs to?
“Do you recognise it as rubbish that you have paid someone to dispose of? It’s been dumped in Brook and we want to know who by.”
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