Fifty huge boxes of rattan furniture dumped in a lay-by between Cromwell and Carlton-on-Trent

Fifty giant cardboard boxes of broken rattan patio furniture were found neatly stacked but dumped at a rest stop this morning (Tuesday) in what has been labeled a disgusting attack on the land.

The three-square-foot boxes were discovered this morning by a man on his way to work at a truck stop in a remote location between Cromwell and Carlton-on-Trent.

The man, who refused to be identified, said he was so disgusted that he drove by and took photos in hopes that the promotion and reporting of the fly-tip to the council would lead to the trapping of the guilty.

Fifty boxes of broken rattan furniture that were deposited in a rest stop.  (47058845)Fifty boxes of broken rattan furniture that were deposited in a rest stop. (47058845)

“You weren’t there on Monday evening and must have been dumped overnight.” he said.

“The boxes are huge. The pictures don’t even do it justice.

Fifty boxes of broken rattan furniture that were deposited in a rest stop.  (47058838)Fifty boxes of broken rattan furniture that were deposited in a rest stop. (47058838)

They are all full of broken rattan furniture – tables, chairs.

“It must be 50; too many to fit in a transit van, so it would have taken something bigger to move them.

“They’re also neatly stacked so this wasn’t a five minute operation. They had to have been manually unloaded.

“It was a disgusting thing and another attack on the country.

“People who do this should be ashamed. It happens a lot and shouldn’t happen at all.

“I hope that someone will know who has seen those responsible or wants to shame them if they know who he is.”

Roger Jackson, Newark and Sherwood District Council chairman, Recreation and Environment, said, “There were more than 50 cardboard boxes that originally contained rattan patio furniture.

“Taxpayers’ money shouldn’t have to be spent cleaning up after lazy and angular people and companies that don’t properly dispose of their waste.

“A large number of such boxes – all of which could and will have been recycled – would indicate either a rogue disposal service taking away the trash for another company or the company itself.

“In any case, we are determined to make the district cleaner, safer, more environmentally friendly and to take flies tipping very seriously.

“Rest assured that, like any fly spitz, we will conduct a thorough investigation of this garbage – and take action whenever enough evidence can be found – and then that the mountain of boxes will be sent for recycling.”

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