Council workers spend six hours clearing up rubbish strewn alley in Middlesbrough

Waste from communal bins strewn across the alley between Aske Road and Albany Street in Middlesbrough Credit: Middlesbrough Council

It took six hours to clean up rubbish left strewn over an alleyway in Middlesbrough - and now the council are after those responsible.

It's believed vandals got to work overnight on Tuesday (May 17), pulling rubbish sacks from communal wheeled bins in the alley between Aske Road and Albany Street.

It's thought they were hunting for clothes, electrical equipment and other valuables, but in the process left rubbish all over the alley.

Three members the Council’s Streetscene team spent almost a full day clearing and disposing of the rubbish, and sweeping up.

The incident has been reported to the Council’s Environment Enforcement Team.

Waste from communal bins strewn across the alley between Aske Road and Albany Street in Middlesbrough Credit: Middlesbrough Council

“The vast majority of people dispose of their waste carefully and responsibly, and I’m grateful for their contribution to making our town greener and more sustainable.

Councillor Tracy Harvey, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Environment
The alley AFTER it was cleared up Credit: Middlesbrough Council