Disgraceful fly tipping at Preston Cemetery

Posted on - 25th September, 2016 - 2:53pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston Council, Preston News, Ribbleton
Fly tipping in Preston Cemetery Pic: Jack Varey

Fly tipping in Preston Cemetery Pic: Jack Varey

Bin bags, mattresses and household waste have been left strewn across Preston’s Cemetery.


Sunday morning dog walkers found the fly tipping lining the paths at the Miller Road entrance in Ribbleton.

Two mattresses could be seen amongst the rubbish, which includes clothes and an old Preston Council recycling box.

Lot of sheets of paper are included in the fly tipping which those who found it who are passing these details to the council.

Is there a clue as to who did this amongst the rubbish? Pic: Jack Varey

Is there a clue as to who did this amongst the rubbish? Pic: Jack Varey

Jack Varey who posted the pictures said: “Just walked through the old Preston Cemetery. And come across all of this rubbish. Just no respect at all.”

A council spokeswoman said: β€œThis is an unacceptable and totally disrespectful act. The clear up of the waste has already begun, along with enquiries as to who committed this offence.

“Witnesses put the waste being flytipped around 2.30pm on Saturday from a tipper lorry with a green cab. If anyone else has information that may help our enquiries, please call 01772 906909.”

Read more: Preston families lobby council about cemetery enforcement

The fly tipping comes as one homeowner in St Matthews has become so fed up of rubbish being dumped in his road he’s made his own sign – warning offenders they are on CCTV.

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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