Hunt for Rainbow Lane fly-tipper

THURROCK Council’s Community Protection Team is appealing for help in tracking down a fly tipper who dumped rubbish in Rainbow Lane, Corringham.

The garden rubbish and rubble looks to have been dumped from a garden clearance and includes bricks and cuttings from conifers (pictured). There were also around 15 bags containing domestic waste including a number of empty cans of pilchards.


The fly-tip was found on Friday (November 18th). It has been cleared by Thurrock Council’s Street Cleaning Team at a cost of around £500.

Thurrock Council Portfolio Holder for Community, Culture and Leisure Councillor Lynn Worrall said: “Dumping rubbish in any part of our borough is not acceptable and we will prosecute those responsible for ruining our communities. In times of financial constraints the money used to clear this rubbish could have been used to improve other parts of Thurrock not clear up mess left by the irresponsible.”

Anyone with information about this fly tip can call the Community Protection Team on 01375 652211. The team is also seeking information about local operators who carry waste. Any commercial waste carriers must be licensed by the Environment Agency.

Householders are reminded that if they pay an unlicensed carrier to take waste away they are committing an offence. They can be prosecuted for this as well as for a separate offence if rubbish found dumped is traced back to them.

Anyone found carrying waste without a licence can be fined £300 on the spot or prosecuted at Court and given a fine.

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