Fly-tip hot spot gets cleared up

Over three tonnes of dumped rubbish has been cleared from a well-known fly-tipping hot spot near Carlton Forest this week. The Council and a team from Community Payback cleared the wooded area of fly-tipping that included a sofa, building rubble, a mattress, tyres, children’s toys and other waste.

As a result, a number of items that could potentially identify the culprits were recovered from the woodland at Crossley Hills and the evidence is currently being investigated by Environmental Health Officers at the Council.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “This is yet another example of selfish fly-tippers ruining our countryside and leaving the Council with a bill for clearing it up.

“We often find that this type of offence is caused by companies who carry out house clearances at low prices and are maybe operating illegally. If you decide to use a company like this, you must ask to see their Waste Transfer Notices. If they cannot produce these, it is likely that they are operating illegally and if any evidence that is fly-tipped can be traced back to you, you could receive a fixed penalty notice or face prosecution.”

“We would ask all residents to dispose of their waste responsibly and legally at either of the Nottinghamshire County Council recycling sites or through Bassetlaw District Council’s Bulky Waste Collection service.”

There are two Household Waste Recycling Centres in Bassetlaw. These are located at:

Worksop - Shireoaks Road, S80 3HA

Retford – Hallcroft, DN22 7LE

Full details of the Council’s Bulky Waste Collection can be found at and search for ‘Bulky Waste Collection’     


Published: Wednesday 22 March 2017