On or around 11 September, asbestos was fly-tipped in Back Lane, Clanville and in Green Drove, Enham Alamein. Test Valley Borough Council’s Environmental Services team is urging any local residents who may have witnessed the incidents to get in touch to help with the investigations.
Councillor Graham Stallard, Environmental Portfolio Holder, said: “Asbestos is a very dangerous substance because when it is damaged, it releases cancer-causing fibres into the air. The recent incidents occurred in isolated locations but if you witnessed the fly-tipping, or know of any local business that has recently disposed of large amounts of asbestos sheeting, please get in touch to help us put a stop to it.”
Householders can dispose of small amounts of cement bonded asbestos free of charge at five specially licensed household waste recycling centres throughout Hampshire. Larger amounts should be removed by a reputable asbestos removal company.
It is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act (1990) to fly-tip any material. The Council’s Environmental Service investigates all reports of fly-tipping and will remove fly-tipped waste from public land. To report a fly-tip visit www.testvalley.gov.uk/love or call the Council’s Customer Services team on 01264 368000 or 01794 527700.