Enormous £10,000 Upminster fly-tip may contain deadly asbestos
PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 June 2016
A fly tip that will cost £10,000 to remove has been dumped on the borough's country roads for the second time this year.
The industrial scale dump was left in Little Gerpins Lane, Upminster, last week.
It completely blocked the road construction waste and building materials, which Havering Council officers fear may contain highly-dangerous asbestos.
Cllr Osman Dervish, Havering Council’s cabinet member for environment, regulatory services and community safety said: “We’ve seen an increase in industrial scale fly-tipping and we’ve had more than enough of this. Inevitably it’s the council taxpayers will have to pay to remove this latest fly-tip, money that has to be taken away from other crucial frontline services.
“We have invested more time and resources into fly-tipping and are reviewing our strategy for these major fly-tipping incidents. We will be investigating this fly-tip, looking for any personal belongings to trace down where it originated from and aim to prosecute the fly-tipper.”
In the past year almost 3,000 cases of fly-tipping have been recorded in the borough at a cost to the tax payer of more than £140,000.