Fly-tippers strike in Padiham

Fly-tipping in Elizabeth Street, Padiham (s)

Fly-tipping in Elizabeth Street, Padiham (s)

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Residents in Padiham have hit out at fly-tippers who have dumped bin bags full of rubbish on land off Elizabeth Street.

Several black bags were spotted with rubbish strewn all over the grass.

Some residents commenting on the Padiham Community Talk Facebook group blamed the closure of the town’s recycling centre for the fly-tipping.

A Burnley Council spokesman said: “As soon as we became aware an officer was sent out to the site and the rubbish is due to be cleared. It seems the bags were full of household recycling rubbish.”