Dumped waste risk assessed
Hazardous waste disposal experts have been examining the sheeting dumped in Bradmore Lane in order to assess whether it is a health risk and how to remove it.
Welwyn Hatfield Council, say it has received numerous complaints about this latest incident of fly tipping from concerned residents.
The sheeting, which looks like asbestos, was dumped halfway down Bradmore Lane more than a week ago.
An initial inspection was carried out by the council and the task of removing the waste has been passed on to Serco, the council's waste disposal partner.
According to the authority's website.
"the fly tipping of controlled waste is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £20,000 (unlimited if indicted to the Crown Court) or an offender can even be sent to prison. It is important to realise that it is also an offence to permit fly tipping.
The council has tips for people who see the results of fly tipping.
16 March 2009