Anger over piles of rubbish and furniture dumped on Dartmoor
Dartmoor residents are furious after someone fly-tipped a huge load of waste on the moors - including furniture, cooker and a garden gate.
Two loads of household rubbish were left at nearby spots next to the B32212 between Princetown and Dousland.
The person who found it said: “I came across this on my drive to work this morning.
“In a national park! What is wrong with people? Where’s the respect for their environment and themselves?”
Some on social media said the rubbish, clearly brought in a large vehicle, was dumped to avoid queues at recycling centre.
Some of the comments included:
A council spokesperson said they were trying to ascertain whether they owned the land or it belonged to the Dartmoor National Park Authority.
More than 2.8 tonnes of dumped rubbish - including everything from televisions to timber - has been cleared from alongside the A38in Plymouth.
The work, carried out by a team from Plymouth City Council over four days, saw potential hazards removed in a bid to 'keep the city moving, clean and safe during the coronavirus outbreak.'