Rubbish piles up on road hit by flytipping

Flytipped rubbish on Nepshaw Lane South in Morley. Pic supplied by Jennifer Norris.
Flytipped rubbish on Nepshaw Lane South in Morley. Pic supplied by Jennifer Norris.

A three-piece suite and old fencing are among the latest items dumped on a road which is being blighted by illegal flytipping.

Litter louts have been targeting Nepshaw Lane South in Morley, where the pile of rubbish was spotted by Jennifer Norris, who supplied this picture to the Observer.

Mrs Norris, 70, said: “Every time we go up there it’s a right mess.

“There is just so much stuff and every time you go there’s more added. It’s absolutely disgusting.

“There was a three piece suite and old fencing. It’s obviously flytippers who are leaving it.

“It’s been going on for a couple of years now and it’s getting worse.”

Last year it emerged that almost 1,500 cases of flytipping in the town had been reported to Leeds City Council in a three-year period, but none led to a prosecution.

The town’s most common dumping ground was Rooms Lane, which had 51 of the reported 1,485 incidents.

Windsor Court outside Morrisons came a close second, with 42 cases in the three years since 2012.

The council spent more than £743,000 on clearing up fly-tipping in 2014-15.

Mrs Norris, of Woodlands Drive, said: “Morley is getting to be a right tip.

“Everywhere you go there’s rubbish.

“It’s getting really scruffy. People don’t put their rubbish in the bin. People just get away with it these days.”

A Leeds City Council spokeswoman said: “Nepshaw Lane is known to us as an area used for flytipping.

“If flytipping is reported to us, we aim to move it as soon as possible, usually within 48 hours.

“Our teams always check for any evidence to trace the flytippers to allow us to take enforcement action.

“When reporting incidents, we’d ask that people provide us with as much detail as possible and give us an official witness statement if they see people actually flytipping, as without this crucial evidence we can’t take action against those responsible.”

Flytipping can be reported by calling 0113 222 4406 or via the council’s website www.leeds.gov.uk