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Preston Cemetery targeted again by fly tippers

Posted on - 16th October, 2016 - 4:59pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Council, Ribbleton
The rubbish left strewn in the Cemetery's bushes Pic: David Hudson

The rubbish left strewn in the Cemetery’s bushes

More rubbish has been left littered around Preston’s Cemetery in Ribbleton.

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A number of black bin bags and a cardboard box full of clothes were dumped in the Cemetery.

Volunteer David Hudson spotted the mess on Sunday morning while out for a walk.

It follows an incident in late September were mattresses, bin bags and more was left strewn across pathways in the Cemetery.

The fly-tipping has been reported to Preston City Council.

How do I report fly tipping in Preston?

Preston City Council is responsible for monitoring and collecting items which have been dumped illegally.

You can report fly tipping by calling 01772906909 or using an online form to report it.

You can also use the website fixmystreet – which shows all reports in the area.

Staying safe

never touch the waste: fly tipped waste can be dangerous – it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances

never disturb the site – there may be evidence that could help identify the fly tippers and lead to their prosecution

never approach anyone you see fly tipping – they could become violent

Have you ever experienced fly tipping? How is it where you are? Let us know in the comments below

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