Fly tipping at controversial Hollow Road waste hub site

Three bags dumped near the proposed site of the West Suffolk Operational Waste Hub and Recycling Cen

Three bags dumped near the proposed site of the West Suffolk Operational Waste Hub and Recycling Centre, Hollow Road Farm, near Bury St Edmunds. - Credit: Archant

A west Suffolk farm manager has hit out at “lazy” or possibly malicious fly tippers, after having to clear the same site several times in the space of a few months.

Hollow Road Farm, near Bury St Edmunds, is subject to controversial plans to create a waste and recycling hub serving the whole of Forest heath and St Edmundsbury. Villagers in the Fornhams and Great Barton have been opposed to the hub due to traffic, noise, smell and visual impact.

Paul Francis, farm manager, said the amounts they had been dumping could easily be disposed of for free in household wheelie bins or at the nearby Rougham Hill council tip. The latest incident saw just three black bags left behind.

He said: “It is not like it is building waste that you would have to pay to dispose of, it is small amounts of domestic waste being dumped over and over again.

“You could dump it for free at Rougham Hill, it is just plain laziness. They don’t care about the impact, it is not their yard and not outside their own home. Then I am left to clear it up, which is not my job. It is at the Hollow Road Farm site, so it could be related to the waste hub plans.”


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