A FUMING resident scolded a mystery fly-tipper for dumping rubbish in their skip – with a furious hand written note.
A local of George Lane, Lichfield, attached an A4 piece of paper to some discarded wood boarding outside their home warning off the lazy litterbug.
Scrawled in capitals, the raging note accused nearby builders of filling up the yellow skip with commercial waste.
The angered resident blamed the fly-tippers for dumping debris and taking up space in the container – that had cost them £140.
The cellotaped piece of paper read: “That is enough!!! If you need a skip for your job then hire one.
“Cost me £140. PRIVATE USE. Two days fly tipping my skip. Take this piece I have no room and no car!!! SELFISH!”
The guilty party is actually breaking the law and if caught could be prosecuted for fly-tipping.
The term is a worse offence than regular littering which is just discarding smaller items, rather than black sacks, furniture – or in this case wooden boards.
Fly-tippers can be slapped with a fine of up to £400 for a small-scale crime, while the worst offenders could land themselves in court.
Serious instances have even ended in fines of up to £50,000 and 12 months imprisonment.
One mum was gobsmacked to discover she’d been charged £400 for fly-tipping after leaving a cardboard box next to her wheelie bin.
She’d placed the container next to her black bin to be collected as she never received a recycling box.
Luckily her mother hit back at the council’s fine who cancelled it for the family.
Astonishingly, Brits find littering and fly-tipping a major pet peeve, according to a study of 2,000 adults last year.
Millions of Brits have called out someone for littering in public and one in four have even directly spoken out to someone who dropped something on the floor, it revealed.
Most – 46 per cent – mutter under their breath when scolding litterbug and over a third end up picking up the rubbish themselves.
Sadly, three quarters can’t remember the last time they went outside without seeing litter on the ground, while the most commonly fly-tipped items included furniture, fridges and toys.
The scribbled warning in Lichfield comes after a woman was handed a hefty £614 fee for fly-tipping from her Fiat Punto.
She was caught by CCTV in Manchester but claimed it wasn’t her fault as the tip was shut.
The mum was spotted driving onto a street next to the Etihad football stadium in June 2020 before parking up and launching her junk.
Waste management company Biffa tracked down the litter lout after clocking her car registration and other evidence from her rubbish.
Source: The Sun