ANGRY residents have hit out at 'disgusting' and 'inexcusable' fly-tipping on a road.

Fly-tippers dumped waste in Herbert Street, Stacksteads, recently, which included commercial and household waste.

Rubbish included nappies, a commercial fridge, furniture and black bin bags full of waste.

The waste has since been cleared by council workers.

Cllr Jackie Oakes, who visited to site to talk to concerned residents about fly-tipping in the area, said the council will 'work hard to track down those responsible an prosecute them'.

She said: "I’ve been out to Herbert Street with members of the environment team to speak to the residents who have voiced their concerns.

"We have cleared a big pile of waste dumped there, which included a large commercial fridge, and swept the surrounding area.

"We have retrieved correspondence from the waste and will work hard to track down those responsible and prosecute them.

"Fly-tipping has been a real problem in this area.

"It's been horrendous and the council are aware of the problem which has been building up.

"It relates to household and commercial waste.

"Items found included nappies, household waste, commercial fridges and black bin bags full of rubbish.

"The bin bags had been bitten into by animals.

"We had received a call from a member of the public about the fly-tipping and it was cleared up days later.

"Fly-tipping is inexcusable and there is no justification for it.

"It's not difficult to go to the tip and it's just down to pure laziness..

Cllr Oakes, who is Rossendale Council's portfolio holder for operations, brought with her staff from the authority's environmental services team, who cleared up a 'significant' amount of waste around Herbert Street.

She has urged the public to report instances of fly-tipping in their neighbourhoods as soon as they seem them.

Cllr Oakes added: "This is disgusting behaviour and we are trying our best with limited resources to tackle fly-tipping locally but we need people’s help.

"I would urge residents to report such issues to us as soon as they happen so that we can investigate and take the appropriate action.

"Contact us via Facebook or (01706) 217777 option three."