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Paper left strewn across Cottam road in fly-tipping incident

Posted on - 2nd April, 2018 - 12:52pm | Author - | Posted in - Cottam, Crime, Preston News
The paper and other items was left strewn across the road Pic: Michael Casterton
The paper and other items was left strewn across the road Pic: Michael Casterton

Someone’s spring cleaning went all over Cottam during Easter Sunday.

Residents in Cottam Way were left cleaning up the soggy mess of paper.

Michael Casterton said it took eight bin bag to scoop up the fly-tipping.

He said there were bank statements, books, magazines and credit card statements contained within the rubbish which was flying down the road around 4.30pm on Sunday (1 April).

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The paper ended up down towards Lea Road and Sidgreaves Lane.

Another view of the rubbish fly-tipped in Cottam Way Pic: Michael Casterton
Another view of the rubbish fly-tipped in Cottam Way Pic: Michael Casterton

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

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