Large Pile of Building Material Dumped on Willow Farm Lane

Council seek witnesses to flytipping which blocked the road


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An appeal is being made for witnesses after a major flytipping incident on Willow Farm Lane off the Lower Richmond Road in Putney. A significant amount of material from what looks like a domestic construction site has been dumped on the road. There was so much dumped that the road was completely blocked.

The Council street clean team removed the rubbish but is seeking help to trace the culprits. If you saw the materials being dumped on Willow Farm Lane or have you recently paid someone to remove your building rubble and recognise the windows and doors from the photo above you are asked to email

According to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), in 2016/17 more than one million incidences of fly-tipping were dealt with by councils in England, a 7% increase from the previous year. The most common size category for fly-tipping incidents in 2016/17 was equivalent to a ‘small van load’ (33% of total incidents), followed by the equivalent of a ‘car boot’ (27%). The estimated cost of clearing up this waste was over £58 million.

The stats show that Wandsworth accounts for less than 1.2 per cent of all London flytipping reports, despite being inner London’s biggest borough size-wise and also its second most populous borough.

There are a number of motives that spur on fly-tippers to commit the crime such as financial gain or saving, insufficient waste disposal facilities available and a lack of awareness or consideration for the consequences and implications of their actions.

May 25, 2018

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