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RUBBISH DUMPED: Witness appeal after asbestos roofing sheets dumped in Watford

 Published on: 28th September 2019   |   By: Tim Green   |   Category: Uncategorized

The council and Elected Mayor of Watford have reacted to a significant fly-tip of bonded asbestos roofing sheets in Watford last month. 

The asbestos roofing sheets were found in Orchard Close on Friday, September 13 and witness testimony and CCTV footage shows a white ford tipper truck was in the area and may be responsible. 

Watford Borough Council is seeking further witnesses to the fly-tip which happened between 8:40am and 9.30am.

The truck was in the area at the time.

Ben Wilkin, environmental crime officer said: “This fly-tip is significant and unusual for Watford. This occurred whilst the residents were away from their home. It is in such a residential area we are hoping someone remembers something. If anyone knows anything please call us on 01923 278503 or email envhealth@watford.gov.uk. If you see a fly tip taking place call 999.”

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said: “Fly-tipping is illegal and we will take immediate action against people who think they can get away with it. Our residents are really concerned when they see dumped rubbish polluting our communities. It harms our environment, attracts vermin and can be a health hazard. It costs the council many thousands of pounds a year to clear up, meaning residents are paying to dispose of other people’s unwanted rubbish.”

To find out more about the law and services available please visit watford.gov.uk/flytipping

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