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Huge fly-tip of 'grey ashes' and wood discovered in Little Gerpins Lane, Upminster

PUBLISHED: 15:39 22 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:07 23 August 2016

Enormous fly-tip discovered in Gerpins Lane, Upminster, on Sunday

Enormous fly-tip discovered in Gerpins Lane, Upminster, on Sunday

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Another enormous fly-tip was found at a notorious dumping hot spot.

Enormous fly-tip discovered in Gerpins Lane, Upminster, on SundayEnormous fly-tip discovered in Gerpins Lane, Upminster, on Sunday

A motorist came across the seven piles of waste on Sunday after walking up Little Gerpins Lane, Upminster, to find out why the road was closed.

One pile of palette wood, one pile of various bits of wood and five piles of grey ash were blocking the road.

“There were seven piles so there must have been seven loads of it from a big bulky lorry.

“The grey ash looked like processed waste. Looking at the size of the heaps I am estimating there is about 70 tonnes of waste,” said the motorist, who preferred not to be named.

“Around these lanes it seems to be happening around once a month at the moment.

“It’s annoying the road is closed, it’s annoying people just dump waste but it is also costing the council over thousands of pounds to clean it up. We are paying for this and this is money that could be spent on libraries and schools. This is criminal,” he added.

Havering Council has been contacted for comment. More to follow.

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