Man left ‘utterly speechless’ after horrendous fly-tipping

A man in Taunton has been left “utterly speechless” after discovering a horrendous amount of fly-tipping.

Daniel Hughes, from Taunton, discovered the mess on Saturday, March 13, after going on a local walk.

He was left disgusted after finding the mess just off of the A38 and Toneway junction, nearby the River Tone.

Amongst the photos, you can see an excessive amount of tyres, bicycle wheels, sofas, fridges, clothes and much more all left amongst overgrown plants and trees.

Daniel said: “It was really disgusting to see it all in the same place. I am utterly speechless of the mess.

“It’s horrendous for one town to put that much rubbish in one place.

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“I had a little explore through it and saw sofas, fridges, loads of clothes and bags.

“I reported it to the council and they said they would remove it. This one is going to be a long job for sure.”

Fly-tipping is a form of dumping rubbish, but it is an environmental crime and you can be fined or jailed if caught.

It causes a threat to wildlife and creates a blot on the landscape.

According to the Somerset West and Taunton website, they aim to attend all reported fly-tipping incidents within five working days.

You can report incidents of fly-tipping through their website here.

Do you have a story or tip to tell in Taunton, Bridgwater or West Somerset? Email me at ross.millen@reachplc.com to get in contact

Somerset Live Bath