Resident ask fly-tippers to ‘come forward and own up’

Chris Adams stood by the rubbish that was dumped in Fleet Close SUS-170702-161830001
Chris Adams stood by the rubbish that was dumped in Fleet Close SUS-170702-161830001

A Littlehampton resident has appealed for people responsible for fly-tipping in the area to ‘come forward and own up’.

Chris Adams said rubbish was dumped on private land close to where he lives in Fleet Close, Littlehampton, last Sunday.

He said: “My neighbour saw a man parked up in a battered estate car for a while before he unloaded rubbish behind a wall out of sight of my neighbour.

“He was clearly waiting for my neighbour to move away and stop watching him. I just don’t understand why someone would come and do this.”

Mr Adams said they contacted the council but were told they had to remove it themselves as it was private land.

He and a number of his neighbours rallied together to clear the mess.

“We are close bunch in this Close so we rallied around to help each other.

“I just hope the person who did this will come forward and own up to what they did.”

West Sussex County Council confirmed the number of reported incidents of fly-tipping have been increasing over the last seven years but does not blame the introduction of charges at recycling sites.

A spokesman for the council said: “In 2014-15, the seven constituent districts and boroughs comprising the county collectively reported in excess of 4,300 instances of flytipping. This represents an increase against the 2013-14 total and continues the increasing trend seen for the last seven years.

“Current data supplied by the districts and boroughs is showing no noticeable increase in flytipping since the introduction of charges for non-household wastes at our Household Waste Recycling Sites and we continue to monitor these numbers on a monthly basis.

“Details of the changes and charges introduced at Household Waste Recycling Sites can be found at www.recylingforwestsussex.org/changes.”

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