Birmingham shops see avalanche of rubbish dumped in 'despicable' fly tipping

Fly-tipping on Hobmoor Road, Small Heath
-Credit: (Image: Councillor Shabina Malik-Bano)

Residents were left mortified after fly-tippers dumped an enormous amount of rubbish outside shops. A growing pile of household waste, clothes and builders bags have been left on by a bus stop Hobmoor Road in Small Heath.

Shoppers were forced to navigate the festering heap this week until it was cleared up on Friday morning by council crews following a string of reports. Councillor Shabina Malik- Bano said she was mortified when she saw the rubbish.

She said: "What possesses someone to just dump their rubbish? If you don't want it, why would anyone else ?

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"We've got Tyseley Tip down the road and the recycling trucks. A lot of the dumped stuff was clothes and we've got recycling bins for clothes at Morrisons.

"As a community we must call out such action. How can anyone justify dumping so much on a public Road. This is despicable behaviour that needs to stop. Thank you to the officers for getting this cleared."

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Birmingham City Council has secured almost £50,000 to combat the fly-tipping ‘blight’ across the city. The money comes from a government grant aimed at setting up CCTV networks to catch fly-tippers in the act and increase the levels of prosecution.

Cameras are currently being set up across ten locations in the city with several side streets and avenues identified as hotspots for rubbish dumping. These include Handsworth Wood, Sparkbrook, Holyhead, Balsall Heath, Bromford & Hodge Hill, Newtown, Glebe Farm, Tile Cross, and Hall Green.

Current rules mean a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of £150 is given to those caught littering, which for fly-tipping can increase to £50,000 and potentially imprisonment if someone refuses to pay.