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Council want help tracking down culprits of one of the 'worst' cases of fly-tipping

There were roughly nine barrels full of what appear to be vials, dumped in a lay-by. Photo: BPM

A Nottinghamshire council is asking for the public's help to find the culprits behind what they say is one of the 'worst' cases of fly-tipping in the area.

It comes after roughly nine barrels full of what appear to be vials, amounting to hundreds of thousands of items, were dumped in a lay-by on the A57 towards Five Lane Ends in Worksop.

A spokesman for Bassetlaw District Council said:

The clear unmarked vials have been sent to a laboratory for analysis in order to identify what they contained and to help give the council a better understanding of where they may have come from.

There were also a number of syringes found amongst the waste.

– Spokesman, Bassetlaw District Council
Nottinghamshire County Council closed the lay-by following the incident. Credit: BPM

Nottinghamshire County Council closed the lay-by following the incident so that a hazardous/special waste collection could be carried out.

Liz Prime, Head of Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council said:

This is one of the worst fly tips we have ever seen in Bassetlaw. Whoever has dumped this has done so without any thought or concern for anybody else, solely to make money.

This type of waste should be disposed of in a controlled manner, which will incur costs, not be dumped in a lay-by for the council tax payer to foot the bill for disposal.

– Liz Prime, Bassetlaw District Council
It was dumped in a lay-by on the A57 towards Five Lane Ends in Worksop. Credit: BPM