Fly-tippers pay to use giant illegal pop-up waste dump

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The waste site at Hemel Hempstead

Around 500 tonnes of waste has been dumped illegally in just 10 days at a site in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Waste specialist WasteSafe Services said that travellers are thought to be responsible for the fly-tipping after breaking through security fencing around the land, due to be turned into offices, shops and housing.

A man was sitting on a chair at the entrance, charging people as they drove truckloads of waste in to be dumped.

Asbestos was found on the site, which was picked up with an excavator and placed inside a hazardous waste skip.

Martin Bull, director of WasteSafe, said: “This is the worst case of fly-tipping we’ve ever dealt with. Those controlling the site will have made thousands of pounds, while the fly-tippers avoided regulations and more substantial fees associated with official waste sites.”


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