Fly-tippers dump rubbish at Darwen beauty spot

FLY-TIPPED Walkers stare in disbelief at the huge mound of rubbish

FLY-TIPPED Walkers stare in disbelief at the huge mound of rubbish

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A HUGE amount of rubbish has been fly-tipped at a beauty spot near Darwen.

The dumping took place some time on Sunday night at the Bartridge Barn car park by Entwistle Reservoir.

One user of the reservoir, who did not wish to be named, said it was ‘horrendous’.

He said: “It has obviously come out of a large container as it still has the shape of the container it was in.

“It looks like it is commercial waste. There is a lot of cardboard, pallets and bubble wrap.

“There must be about 20 tonnes of it. I go walking round there a lot, this is horrendous.”

A spokesman from United Utilities, which owns the land, said: “We inspected the site yesterday morning and our fly-tipping contractors will begin the clean up operation today, as they will need to bring in a special vehicle to remove all the debris.

“Secluded areas near reservoirs can be a target for fly-tipping from time to time, but this incident is unusual in terms of the sheer volume of materials dumped, and the fact that the rubbish is compacted, as if it has come from an industrial source.

“A large amount of compacted cardboard and wooden pallets are among the waste. This was a grossly irresponsible and thoughtless act.

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“We would certainly be grateful for any information that could help shed light on who has done this.”

Coun Jean Rigby said: “This is disgusting. I am sick of my ward being used as a dumping ground.

“We get all sorts, like people throwing tyres out of their cars, but this tops the lot.

“There must be something among all that that will identify the people responsible and we must take action against them.”

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2:01pm Tue 28 Feb 12

Hovis1945 says...

Needs to be searched for addresses to help trace it back and then dump on them with the costs of removal and a huge fine!
Needs to be searched for addresses to help trace it back and then dump on them with the costs of removal and a huge fine! Hovis1945
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2:31pm Tue 28 Feb 12

A Darener says...

Unfortunately things like this will happen more and more as the cost of legitimately getting rid of waste such as this becomes more expensive. Perhaps a better plan would be to LOWER the cost of disposal, thereby encouraging the proper disposal of waste. By the looks of the photo the waste dumped looks recyclable so with proper incentives to recycle then people would perhaps behave more responsibly.
Unfortunately things like this will happen more and more as the cost of legitimately getting rid of waste such as this becomes more expensive. Perhaps a better plan would be to LOWER the cost of disposal, thereby encouraging the proper disposal of waste. By the looks of the photo the waste dumped looks recyclable so with proper incentives to recycle then people would perhaps behave more responsibly. A Darener
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2:57pm Tue 28 Feb 12

artois says...

This story is a bit vague on details. A very large skip was stolen over the weekend from a Darwen business and this is what the thieves did with the rubbish.
This story is a bit vague on details. A very large skip was stolen over the weekend from a Darwen business and this is what the thieves did with the rubbish. artois
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3:05pm Tue 28 Feb 12

everywhere is sh1t says...

bloody hell that is a large amount of rubbish
bloody hell that is a large amount of rubbish everywhere is sh1t
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3:18pm Tue 28 Feb 12

Progressive Penguin says...

A Darener wrote:
Unfortunately things like this will happen more and more as the cost of legitimately getting rid of waste such as this becomes more expensive. Perhaps a better plan would be to LOWER the cost of disposal, thereby encouraging the proper disposal of waste. By the looks of the photo the waste dumped looks recyclable so with proper incentives to recycle then people would perhaps behave more responsibly.
It's actually cheaper for industry to dispose of recycling than it is to dispose of landfill waste and by a significant margin. This is simply greed and laziness on the part of the perpetrators
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately things like this will happen more and more as the cost of legitimately getting rid of waste such as this becomes more expensive. Perhaps a better plan would be to LOWER the cost of disposal, thereby encouraging the proper disposal of waste. By the looks of the photo the waste dumped looks recyclable so with proper incentives to recycle then people would perhaps behave more responsibly.[/p][/quote]It's actually cheaper for industry to dispose of recycling than it is to dispose of landfill waste and by a significant margin. This is simply greed and laziness on the part of the perpetrators Progressive Penguin
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7:25pm Tue 28 Feb 12

carrman2 says...

In China all that rubbish would be sold , recycled or used in power plants, Nothing is wasted someone would pay cash for it, Chinas Streets are spotless as are hong Kongs, Litter free, You dare not throw litter as penalties are very strict, And the people are proud to keep it that way, We need more respect here
In China all that rubbish would be sold , recycled or used in power plants, Nothing is wasted someone would pay cash for it, Chinas Streets are spotless as are hong Kongs, Litter free, You dare not throw litter as penalties are very strict, And the people are proud to keep it that way, We need more respect here carrman2
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7:36pm Tue 28 Feb 12

CapitaBackHander says...

carrman2 wrote:
In China all that rubbish would be sold , recycled or used in power plants, Nothing is wasted someone would pay cash for it, Chinas Streets are spotless as are hong Kongs, Litter free, You dare not throw litter as penalties are very strict, And the people are proud to keep it that way, We need more respect here
I think I get your point BUT very BADLY put. China and respect? Like getting run over by a tank e.t.c.
[quote][p][bold]carrman2[/bold] wrote: In China all that rubbish would be sold , recycled or used in power plants, Nothing is wasted someone would pay cash for it, Chinas Streets are spotless as are hong Kongs, Litter free, You dare not throw litter as penalties are very strict, And the people are proud to keep it that way, We need more respect here[/p][/quote]I think I get your point BUT very BADLY put. China and respect? Like getting run over by a tank e.t.c. CapitaBackHander
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9:33pm Tue 28 Feb 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

CapitaBackHander wrote:
carrman2 wrote:
In China all that rubbish would be sold , recycled or used in power plants, Nothing is wasted someone would pay cash for it, Chinas Streets are spotless as are hong Kongs, Litter free, You dare not throw litter as penalties are very strict, And the people are proud to keep it that way, We need more respect here
I think I get your point BUT very BADLY put. China and respect? Like getting run over by a tank e.t.c.
Yeah thats why all the children in china are chained to the side of the road so that their smog mask wearing parents can go to work and burn more waste producing even more smog all good stuff.
The culprits need to be found and then recycled.
[quote][p][bold]CapitaBackHander[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carrman2[/bold] wrote: In China all that rubbish would be sold , recycled or used in power plants, Nothing is wasted someone would pay cash for it, Chinas Streets are spotless as are hong Kongs, Litter free, You dare not throw litter as penalties are very strict, And the people are proud to keep it that way, We need more respect here[/p][/quote]I think I get your point BUT very BADLY put. China and respect? Like getting run over by a tank e.t.c.[/p][/quote]Yeah thats why all the children in china are chained to the side of the road so that their smog mask wearing parents can go to work and burn more waste producing even more smog all good stuff. The culprits need to be found and then recycled. Keep Darwen Green
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9:51pm Tue 28 Feb 12

english rose 1 says...

carrman2 wrote:
In China all that rubbish would be sold , recycled or used in power plants, Nothing is wasted someone would pay cash for it, Chinas Streets are spotless as are hong Kongs, Litter free, You dare not throw litter as penalties are very strict, And the people are proud to keep it that way, We need more respect here
I've been to Hong Kong twice and the back streets were full of rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]carrman2[/bold] wrote: In China all that rubbish would be sold , recycled or used in power plants, Nothing is wasted someone would pay cash for it, Chinas Streets are spotless as are hong Kongs, Litter free, You dare not throw litter as penalties are very strict, And the people are proud to keep it that way, We need more respect here[/p][/quote]I've been to Hong Kong twice and the back streets were full of rubbish. english rose 1
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12:29am Wed 29 Feb 12

happycyclist says...

CapitaBackHander wrote:
carrman2 wrote:
In China all that rubbish would be sold , recycled or used in power plants, Nothing is wasted someone would pay cash for it, Chinas Streets are spotless as are hong Kongs, Litter free, You dare not throw litter as penalties are very strict, And the people are proud to keep it that way, We need more respect here
I think I get your point BUT very BADLY put. China and respect? Like getting run over by a tank e.t.c.
Respect is cheap and worthless; more FEAR is what is needed. Fear of the consequences of antisocial and destructive actions.
[quote][p][bold]CapitaBackHander[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carrman2[/bold] wrote: In China all that rubbish would be sold , recycled or used in power plants, Nothing is wasted someone would pay cash for it, Chinas Streets are spotless as are hong Kongs, Litter free, You dare not throw litter as penalties are very strict, And the people are proud to keep it that way, We need more respect here[/p][/quote]I think I get your point BUT very BADLY put. China and respect? Like getting run over by a tank e.t.c.[/p][/quote]Respect is cheap and worthless; more FEAR is what is needed. Fear of the consequences of antisocial and destructive actions. happycyclist
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10:40am Wed 29 Feb 12

QuizOnMyFace says...

Bit of a c**ts trick
Bit of a c**ts trick QuizOnMyFace
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