Anger after garden waste dumped in Thurlby road

A large pile of garden rubbish containing leylandii, silver birch and laurel was dumped by fly-tippers in Obthorpe Lane on Friday
A large pile of garden rubbish containing leylandii, silver birch and laurel was dumped by fly-tippers in Obthorpe Lane on Friday
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Residents have expressed their shock at a large quantity of garden waste being dangerously dumped in a road in Thurlby at the weekend.

Fly-tippers partially blocked Obthorpe Lane on Saturday morning with a pile of garden rubbish containing recently cut leylandii, silver birch and laurel.

The fly-tipping caused particular concern for residents with the one of the village’s biggest annual events, the Thurlby 10k and Fun Run, taking place along the lane on Sunday.

However South Kesteven District Council was alerted to the discarded material and sent workers to clean it up the same day.

Marguerite Cullen, 69, of Obthorpe Lane said she has never seen that much waste dumped on the road in the 35 years she has lived in the village.

Mrs Cullen said: “It was extremely dangerous. It was blocking most of the road and there were two feet pieces of tree trunk among the rubbish so anyone driving through it would really have badly damaged their car.

“If anyone had driven down the lane at night it could have been awful.

“It looked like someone had been doing a clear out in their garden and just left it all on the road. I don’t understand why you would drive out to Obthorpe Lane to leave this when you can just take it to the tip in Bourne which is a great facility.”

The Bourne Household Waste Recycling Centre off Spalding Road is open Friday to Monday 9am to 4pm.

South Kesteven District Council communications officer Chris England said: “We encourage residents to recycle their waste responsibly using local recycling centres or they can subscribe to our green bin scheme for garden waste.”

Anyone who needs to report incidents of fly-tipping or to inquire about waste recycling should contact the district council waste and recycling department on 01476 406279 or visit the South Kesteven District Council website.