Road closed after waste including asbestos dumped
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A rural road has been closed after fly tippers dumped a lorry load of waste including asbestos.
Police said Bailey Lane north of Clenchwarton, near King’s Lynn had 20m of rubble including asbestos dumped on it.
They said anyone with information should contact West Norfolk council.
Specialist contractors have been called out to dispose of the asbestos.
The waste appeared to have been dumped by a moving tipper lorry as it drove down the single-track road.
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Fly tipping has increased since lockdown. While many used time off work to carry out DIY projects, many tips were closed until recently.
Asbestos can not be disposed of in household waste or at a council tip. It must be taken to a licensed transfer station.
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Brian Long, leader of West Norfolk council, said: “Asbestos is dangerous and has to be collected and disposed of by professionals. Fly tipping is a blight on our area and to remove, investigate and dispose of it costs taxpayers money.
“Residents can report where they see fly tipping through the borough council website. You place a pin on a map to let us know where it has been dumped, if it’s on public land we will clear it and look for evidence. It is a crime, if you dump waste in west Norfolk you will be prosecuted.”