Action taken by Thurrock Council Environmental Enforcement Officers, working with a private land owner, has seen a pile of fly-tipped waste cleared from an alleyway in less than 2 days.
After officers found the waste, which had been dumped on private land at the rear of Southland Terrace in London Road, Purfleet, they issued a Community Protection Notice (CPN) to the landowner in Jersey who acted immediately to clear the waste.
Cllr Rob Gledhill, Leader of Thurrock Council, said: "This waste had been left on private land and it was not the council's responsibility to remove it.
"Our Environmental Enforcement Officers tracked down the landowner and issued a CPN to remove the waste and, to their credit, just 2 days later the waste had been cleared entirely.
"It is great to see our Environmental Enforcement Officers and responsible land owners working together like this to make sure that fly-tipped waste is cleared.
"We investigate all instances of fly-tipping and not only alert landowners of their responsibilities but when evidence can be found we will track down perpetrators to prosecute them."
The photo below shows the alleyway before and after the waste was cleared.