The Brockley Way

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29 comments:

Matt-Z said...

Makes a change from the usual builders' debris. It must be costing the council a fortune to clear up the regular flytipping from this patch. I wonder if they might install a camera to catch the perpetrators in the act.

Sarah Stillman said...

They actually installed a camera about a week ago- there have been two giant fly-tippings this week- one of which had some sort of gas cannisters, so that was cleared up quickly.. hopefully they catch them now!

Gio said...

Makes a change from the usual dumping of everything including tyres on Avignon Road!

terrencetrentderby said...

Had to pay a private firm to remove my rubbish as lewisham dump no longer accepts "DIY waste" in fact there is a lot they don't accept most other dumps do.

No wonder Lewisham council has the greenest dump in London and high rates of flytipping.

Well done Lewisham!

anonymous said...

Lewisham council does nothing to prevent flytipping. I’m constantly
sending photos through to the council when people leave their crap outside
their homes/flats and street corners. I use the "love lewisham"
iPhone app to post up these types of flytipping complaints. The more people
that send these complaints hopefully the quicker the council will deal the
problem. Start uploading peoples.

Roger Stocker said...

I kept reporting these and finally the council installed a CCTV the other week. Hopefully the 'tippers' didn't see the camera (its pretty obvious) and the film will show the vehicle. With all the CCTV around other cameras should be able to pick up the vehicles movements even if they covered up the number plate. My bike route to work everyday (apart from this morning!)

Headhunter said...

Ah so that's why someone dumped an entire kitchen, complete with cupboard units, oven and fridge in the mews behind our garden a few years ago...

Headhunter said...

Brockley has always been the home of dumped tyres... Just about every street or street corner has at least 1 dumped tyre, at least in the conservation area.... It's 1 of the 1st things I noticed about the area when I moved here in 2006.... Dumped tyres and lost cat notices... Do you think there's a link?

terrencetrentderby said...

I have an alibi.
Lewisham dump doesn't accept the following:

baths
window frames
sacks of general DIY waste
kitchen units
concrete fence posts
water tanks
toilets
plasterboard
worktops.
No mention of types but unless it's gold plated the jobsworths at the dump won't take it. Nice to know we're getting a valuable local service for our council tax.

terrencetrentdictionary said...

*tyres

Simon said...

Perhaps it's the start of a brilliant new water-slide park?

Brockley Ian said...

I hope one of our excellent local artists turns them into something lovely.

Rachel said...

has this picture been instagrammed?!

Sue L said...

I think Lewisham is pretty efficient at removing flytipping, but catching people in the act, or with enough evidence to take enforcement action is difficult. Isn't this bit of Brockley Way in Southwark borough anyway, or have I got that wrong?

terrencetrentderby said...

Good I'll get those hippo bags and throw the rubbish over your fence. You seem to be happy to see basic public services like dumps be taken away.

I'll be buggered if I'm paying another fairground carnie £100 (or hiring a bloody skip) to take away my non recyclable rubbish.

terrencetrentderby said...

Hmm

Euromaidan said...

Brockley's Ukrainian community organising a collection for the barricades in Kiev's Independence Square?

Richard Elliot said...

Having disposed of 100 tyres legally last year I discovered it isn't that expensive if you shop around, so it's totally mindless that someone would do this.

The same goes for all the dumped mattresses which the council will collect for free if you fill in an online form!

John said...

Course it has.

John said...

It is Lewisham.

SamB_UK said...

Some stuff I will leave outside my house, because sometimes it's stuff people want. The right stuff disappears remarkably quickly round here.

Guest said...

How did you happen to have 100 tyres?!

Richard Elliot said...

I bought a small piece of land and the old owner was kind enough to include them in the sale.

The Curious Orange said...

I want to know more about this land

Stig of the dump said...

Can you be 100% sure they were disposed of legally?
Did you follow them all the way to the dump...
I mean The Official Recycling Center ;)

Richard Elliot said...

I didn't follow them all the way to the recycling centre, but I did check that the company was registered with the Environment Agency (which is wall you need to do as an individual).

Phil McCrack said...

Prob in the Thames, good old Tinkers and their wily business ways

teahound said...

I agree, good stuff goes really fast and if it's not on the pavement it's not flytipping. I was talking to a friend about leaving stuff on the wall. She said that in Sweden they call it treasure walling. Every last Sunday of the month people put stuff out for anybody who wants it. That way if you're needing something you can have a wander round on that day and see if you can find it on a treasure wall before heading to the shops.

tyre tyre pants on fire said...

Possibly the reason it was cheap is due to them dumping the tyres here a year later

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