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Large pile of rubbish dumped in St Thomas

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New flytipping warning issued

A large amount of rubbish that was dumped on Barlery Lane, in St Thomas, yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 16th February) has been cleared by Exeter City Council. 

A mattress, bed, sofa and broken chair were some of the items left by the side of the road.

The flytipping was reported to Exeter City Council and has since been cleared. Councillor David Harvey said: “Once again our cleansing teams have been called away from what they should have been doing to deal with a significant flytipping incident. As usual they have done an excellent job.

“There really is no excuse for this – it is criminal activity and hampers our attempts to keep the city clean and tidy.

“The vast majority of people dispose of their rubbish in the proper way, by taking it to a recycling centre. But a small minority still think it is ok to dump whatever they like, wherever they like, for someone else to deal with.

“We are determined to stop flytipping, through education and providing advice about how to dispose of waste legally, and also by identifying and penalising those responsible. Our residents expect us to be tough on flytipping, and rightly so.”

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