Thousands of Vials Fly Tipped in Worksop

Bassetlaw District Council is appealing for the public’s help in tracking down the culprits of one of the district’s worst cases of fly-tipping.

Approximately nine barrels full of what appear to be vials, amounting to hundreds of thousands of items, were dumped in a layby on the A57 towards Five Lane Ends in Worksop.

The clear unmarked vials have been sent to a laboratory for analysis in order to identify what they contained and to help give the Council a better understanding of where they may have come from. There were also a number of syringes found amongst the waste.

The Council would like to hear from anyone who may be able to provide information in relation to this fly-tipped waste or identify what the vials may have been used for.

Nottinghamshire County Council have closed the layby and will be arranging a hazardous/special waste collection.

Liz Prime, Head of Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council said: “This is one of the worst fly tips we have ever seen in Bassetlaw. Whoever has dumped this has done so without any thought or concern for anybody else, solely to make money. This type of waste should be disposed of in a controlled manner, which will incur costs, not be dumped in a layby for the council tax payer to foot the bill for disposal.”

Any information in relation to this fly-tipped waste can be reported to our Environmental Health Team on 01909 533 533 or via  

Published: Tuesday 01 August 2017