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.
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.