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Colostomy Bags Dumped - Selby Council Appeal For Fly Tipping Information

Dumped Colostomy bags cleared

8:36am 2nd September 2013

Selby District Council is calling on the help of the community to find a persistent fly tipper.  Over the past year there have been several incidents of sanitary waste dumped in public places.  Each time it has been in a different location, but within the area around the traffic lights in Brayton, say Selby District Council.

They add that they believe the latest incident happened on the 27th August between 6.30am and 8.30am. A large number of soiled colostomy bags had been dumped on the road in Brayton village. 

Selby District Council says the bags and packaging do not carry any labels, tags or barcodes that could provide a clue to the originator. 

"We want to stop this happening", said Christine Morton, Community Officer "It is particularly distressing to the residents to find material of this nature dumped in their community and distressing to our staff who have to clean up the mess". 

"We are calling on residents to help us in our search.  Did you see anyone who looked like they were dumping bags of rubbish or did you see something unusual or perhaps notice anything that seemed out of the ordinary on the 27th August.  Do you have any information which might be helpful in tracing the person responsible?  Do you know who it might be?  In the first instance we just want to talk to the person and understand why it is not possible to dispose of the clinical waste through the proper channels.  There is help and support available and we'd like to see if we can stop this happening again. 

If you have any information you think might help then please contact the Community Officer for Access Selby on 01757 705101.  All information will be treated in confidence and you don't need to give a name and address if you wish to remain anonymous. 

Colostomy Bags on the road

Selby District Council has a zero tolerance approach to fly tipping as dumping waste illegally can cause significant problems for local communities. Every case reported to the Council is investigated, and the case will be taken further where the offence can be proven.

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