Lincoln residents give fly-tipping hotspot a spring clean

Residents of a Lincoln street prone to fly-tipping gave it a spring clean this weekend to encourage others to keep it that way.

People living on Ruston Way were provided with a skip to dispose of rubbish and unwanted household items safely.

The skip and manpower were provided by affordable housing association Derwent Living.

Resident involvement manager, Mitch Allseybrook, said: “Fly-tipping is a problem in the area and in 2016 we spent £5,000 on tackling the issue at this scheme alone – that was 85 cubic metres of rubbish.

“People can be put off using bulk waste removal services due to the charges that they face, but dumped rubbish is very unsightly and unsafe.

“Residents were able to use our skip free of charge and we had a really successful day!

“I’m hoping that the event has encouraged people to get rid of unwanted items safely and that fly tipping will decrease as a result.”

The clean-up was part of the Great British Spring Clean campaign, in which 500,000 people around their countries made sure they could be proud of their communities.

Other areas where people were cleaning and litter-picking this weekend include Hartsholme Country Park, Boultham Park and Sincil Bank.