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Fly-tipped mess found at Norwich park on day of new DIY waste charges

PUBLISHED: 15:58 01 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:44 02 April 2018

Fly-tipped waste at  Sloughbottom Park in Mile Cross on Easter Sunday. Picture: MARTIN PENNEY

Fly-tipped waste at Sloughbottom Park in Mile Cross on Easter Sunday. Picture: MARTIN PENNEY

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Freshly fly-tipped waste which greeted one dog walker on Sunday morning has been blamed on the new charges on dumping DIY waste at Norfolk’s recycling centres.

Fly-tipped waste at  Sloughbottom Park in Mile Cross on Easter Sunday. Picture: MARTIN PENNEYFly-tipped waste at Sloughbottom Park in Mile Cross on Easter Sunday. Picture: MARTIN PENNEY

Martin Penney said he found a mess at old Sloughbottom Park in Norwich’s north-west, which was not there the day before. He said: “I counted over 40 tyres, which would have cost £160 to get rid of at Swanton Road tip.

“Plus the car exhaust and the delightful contents of the brick-built disposal unit. Nothing like seeing a filthy discarded toilet first thing in the morning. Even the dogs didn’t want to go anywhere near it.”

MORE: Charges on leaving DIY waste at Norfolk tips start today

“So how much will this lot cost to dispose of? And where else will the fly-tippers hit?”

But the council said the most commonly fly-tipped items, such as old sofas, white goods and garden waste, were still accepted free of charge at recycling centres.

Fly tipping can be reported to the Environment Agency on 0800 807060.

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