Waste dumped at supermarket

By Mark Andrews | Telford | News | Published:

Fly tippers have been blamed for a mound of rubbish dumped outside a supermarket.

A large pile of waste was dumped around the recycling centre next to the petrol station at Tesco at Wrekin Retail Park in Telford.

It is not clear who left the rubbish, but a member of staff believed fly tippers were to blame. She said it was a regular occurrence.

Tesco spokeswoman Jessica Dean said: "We’re disappointed that our recycling bins at our Telford Extra store have been misused.

"We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused by this recent incident and we have arranged for the area to be professionally cleaned.

"We have put up notices to remind people to use the appropriate bins and will continue to monitor the situation."

Fly-tipping has been a growing problem around the county in recent years.

Last month, Telford & Wrekin fined two fly- tippers in the space of a week.

A resident from Brookside was fined £400 for dumping rubbish, while a couple from Priorslee was fined £300 for the same offence in the Red Lake area of the town.

Mark Andrews

By Mark Andrews

Senior news writer for the Shropshire Star specialising in in-depth features and commentary, investigative reporting and political matters.


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