CCTV installed after fly-tipping cleared at Forge Lane
Published 10th April 2018
Two tonnes of rubbish has been collected from the Sandwell side of Forge Lane in West Bromwich after extensive fly-tipping was cleared from the side of the road.
Carpets, fridges, bin bags and kitchen cabinets had been dumped at the spot close to Sandwell Valley.
The clean-up took place on Sunday (8 April) with the road being closed from 6am - 12pm so a cleansing team could safety collect the fly-tipped rubbish.
Now that the rubbish has been cleared, CCTV cameras and banners have been put up warning fly-tippers they face a fine of £400 if caught.
Sandwell Council has issued more than 50 £400 fines to fly-tippers after a new enforcement team started patrols.
The team began issuing £400 fixed penalty notices in May 2017. The latest seven fines were issued at the end of last month, taking the total to 55.