PLASTERBOARD AMONGST PILE OF RUBBISH FLY-TIPPED IN SOUTH WIGHT COUNTRYSIDE

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A large pile of plasterboard, tiles and carpet has been dumped on a rural road in the South Wight over the weekend.

Local resident Mike Hopwood has taken to social media to share images of the illegal dumping of waste at Whitwell Road, near to the junction with St Lawrence Shute.

It appears that the rubbish has most likely come from a house renovation given the style of the carpet and tiles. What isn’t clear is if the rubbish has been dumped by a householder or a commercial entity.

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The Isle of Wight Council allows householders to dispose of 60kg of plasterboard for free at Lynnbottom Tip, but commercial operators and amounts weighing over 60kg must pay to dispose of the hazardous waste, charged at £180 per tonne.

The fly tipping discovery was made at 10:15 this morning (Monday) and it is known that the waste was not there at 11:00 on Sunday.

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ron ashton
ron ashton
1 month ago

The trouble is the good builders on the island get tarred with the same brush
as the very poor cowboy builders on the island, of which there is a lot.

Smithy
Smithy
1 month ago

These people make me so angry. Bet if it’s a renovation they’ve charged the customer a lot for disposal. Hope the culprits are found and dealt with. Disgusting

Tracey Shoebridge
Tracey Shoebridge
1 month ago

Surely someone must recognise that as it’s quite distinctive?

Martin Shoebridge
Martin Shoebridge
1 month ago

I thought the tips charge for ANY plasterboard that needs dumping…

Mop bucket
Mop bucket
Reply to  Martin Shoebridge
1 month ago

Yes I thought that too. Long time since i took some to the tip, but to Newport
10 years plus, and got charged a small fee.

Oldbutalive
Oldbutalive
1 month ago

I hope the dumpers are found out quickly and dealt with harshly.

Alex1
Alex1
1 month ago

Why cant the tippers be offered a receipt to send to the customer as proof of payment and safe delivery of their waist product. Lynbottom tip etc could easily give each professional tipper a receipt of proof that they have adhered to the law. They could even advertise to their customers that a receipt of proof will be forwarded to them by email. Id certainly use a company that did that over a cowboy cheaper man and van dodger.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Alex1
1 month ago

What you’re describing is actually how it should work currently. As anyone disposing of waste commercially should be registered and keeping a log (waste transfer note). The problem is that it’s just not policed within the construction industry

Roger everyone
Roger everyone
1 month ago

They really need to increase the fines For fly tipping and enforce them when the offenders are caught. Someone will know where this rubbish has come from. Offer a £500 reward for information leading to the prosecution of the offenders. There really are some lazy so called workman and residents who are to lazy to make the 30 minute trip to the tip. They should be named and shamed there is no excuse!

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