New Year, Old Problem as another massive fly-tip blights Thurrock

THE perception of Thurrock as the dumping ground of Essex seems set to continue into 2017 with the discovery of another large tip overnight.

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The tip is on Armor Road in Purfleet.

A number of residents went onto Twitter to express their anger and frustration at the continuing problem. This particular are of West Thurrock and Purfleet seems to have been a particular target.

Thurrock Council’s social media team swiftly responded to a report from a resident late last night (11pm, Wednesday 4 January) and within minutes put them in touch with the Environment Agency who are investigating all fly-tips over a certain size.

The Out of Hours Environment Agency team logged the incident within the hour and information has been passed to our Environment team to clear following a site visit for evidence collection. There can be a delay in clearing large fly tips like this one, as specialist machinery is sometimes needed as well as necessary investigative time for the Environment Agency to collect evidence.

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