Illegal Dumping

edited 21 July 2017 at 10:34AM in N. Ireland
11 replies 2K views
CottaCotta Forumite
3.7K Posts
✭✭✭✭
edited 21 July 2017 at 10:34AM in N. Ireland
Hi All,

I live in a residential area that suffers from illegal dumping due partly to certain areas not being maintained by TNI/Council. Today a mattress has been dumped close by - is there anything that can be done about this?

Thanks
«1

Replies

  • WookeyWookey Forumite
    812 Posts
    The council will still probably want to know about illegal dumping as it is them who usually end up having to clear it, small hidden motion detection cameras are usually the only way to catch the culprits whether or not that is something they want to do about it or not though is another thing altogether.
    Norn Iron Club member No 353
  • CherrysconeCherryscone Forumite
    1.4K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Photogenic Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭
    Same close to me theres a bin but people just dump all sorts beside it done in the dead of night of course I do not know of anyone being prosecuted Locally for fly tipping
    ~We are all going to hell and guess who Is driving the bus~
  • Zola.Zola. Forumite
    1.7K Posts
    Tenth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭
    Is it for Kultur? If so nothing can be done
    "Save like a pessimist, invest like an optimist" 
    "The purpose of the margin of safety is to render the forecast unnecessary" 
    "The borrower is slave to the lender."
    "Money is not to buy stuff. Money is to buy freedom."
    "Every bit of savings is like taking a point in the future that would have been owned by someone else and giving it back to yourself"
    "Energy flows where attention goes"
  • CottaCotta Forumite
    3.7K Posts
    ✭✭✭✭
    I asked my local elected representative if there was any way to catch the culprit who dumped the mattress but this was a bit of a silly question. The only solution offered was to maintain the area in question better so that it's no longer looked upon as a dumping ground.
  • duggan1duggan1 Forumite
    495 Posts
    Eighth Anniversary 100 Posts
    ✭✭
    I'd expect the council to spring into action.
  • CottaCotta Forumite
    3.7K Posts
    ✭✭✭✭
    duggan1 wrote: »
    I'd expect the council to spring into action.

    Really? That's good news.
  • SnowyOwl_2SnowyOwl_2 Forumite
    5.3K Posts
    ✭✭✭✭
    If it's in a public space, eg on a road, verge, footpath or whatever then the council will pick it up. Obviously they need to be told it's there - a call to Environment Services to report it should do the trick.

    If it happens to be on private land then it's not the council's problem, the landowner will be responsible for its removal.
  • qwert_yuiopqwert_yuiop Forumite
    3.5K Posts
    Ninth Anniversary 1,000 Posts
    ✭✭✭✭
    Cotta wrote: »
    Really? That's good news.

    I think it was a joke. Mattress? Spring? Yea, not bad.

    There's a blanket ban on this activity.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
  • CottaCotta Forumite
    3.7K Posts
    ✭✭✭✭
    I think it was a joke. Mattress? Spring? Yea, not bad.

    There's a blanket ban on this activity.
    Haha, manic Friday and I was a bit peeved that this happened.

    Back to the topic, it's on TNI land, the council have said they will lift it, however will any investigation happen?
  • CherrysconeCherryscone Forumite
    1.4K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Photogenic Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭
    Of Course they won't Investigate It that would be too much like hard work
    Have they lifted it yet Cotta?
    ~We are all going to hell and guess who Is driving the bus~
This discussion has been closed.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Tesco Clubcard rule tweaks

Be careful when converting points to Cineworld

MSE News

£148 of Ciaté nail polish for £35

Via its Advent calendar (norm £59 delivered)

MSE Deals