Waste company clears huge fly-tipping area in Northampton after plea from volunteer litter picking group

The company cleared the area free of charge after the volunteer litter group discovered the fly-tipping

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 8:16 am

A waste company cleared a huge fly-tipped area of Northampton after a county-wide litter picking group found the rubbish.

Northamptonshire Litter Wombles posted on Facebook about a site in Moulton Park where carpets, doors, mattresses and more had been fly-tipped.

The group is made up of volunteers who litter pick across Northamptonshire, so the selfless pickers released a plea for help with the large items on the industrial estate.

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The company was able to clear the site completely.

Waste company, Rubbish2Go, responded to the plea and cleared the area last week, free of charge.

Posting on Facebook on Friday (April 16), the company said: “Today we cleared this fly-tipped waste free of charge as a thank you to the wonderful Northants Litter Wombles, who regularly and voluntarily litter pick our streets.

“Please make sure you use a responsible waste carrier to clear your waste to stop this happening. If you are ever in doubt and just want some advice, give us a call."

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Litter Wombles added: “The Northants Little Wombles posted about the fly-tipped waste and the company reached out to us to inform us they would clear.

The Wombles were extremely grateful for the help.

“They cleared a huge 18 cubic yards which was far more than we could do on our own and they've had a great response from local people in Northampton.

“It's great for a local business during this time to support our charity.”

Find out more about the Wombles by searching ‘Northamptonshire Litter Wombles’ on Facebook.

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