Fly tipping blight continues near beauty spot

Fly tipped waste. Photo courtesy of Amanda Aviss.

Fly tipped waste. Photo courtesy of Amanda Aviss.

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Fly tipping continues to blight the area around Sullington Warren, with a sofa being dumped by the roadside last weekend.

Amanda Aviss, who reported a similar incident at the beauty spot’s car park in December, was in touch this week to say that the problem has not gone away.

“I have been away on holiday and got back on Sunday to see more fly-tipping,” she said.

“This time it is a sofa that has been simply dumped on the side of the road (Water Lane) just a bit further down from the entrance to the National Trust’s Sullington Warren car park.

“l don’t know when the sofa was dumped but notice it had been removed this morning. I assume as it is on the highway this time rather than National Trust land the council will have had to arrange removal.”

Mrs Aviss described the abandoned piece of furniture as a purple velour sofa.

“It is such a blight and waste of public money having to deal with this problem,” she added.

Horsham District Council is responsible for removing waste that is illegally dumped on public land.

However, if you employ a person or company to remove waste from your property - including garden waste or old furniture - then you are responsible for making sure the waste is disposed of legally.

Householders are advised to ask to see the company’s waste transfer certificate, or to check the company is registered as a waste carrier/dealer with the Environment Agency.

Fly tipping can be reported via https://www.horsham.gov.uk/bins/reportit/fly-tipping-and-fly-posting

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