Photo: Leeds City Council

Photos: Two tonnes of trees dumped on Farnley road

29 May 2019

An appeal to find flytippers who dumped more than two tonnes of trees on Gamble Lane in Farnley has been launched.

A Leeds City Council clean-up crew reckons the vegetation was dumped on the semi-rural Gamble Lane at some stage yesterday.

gamble lane clean up

They Tweeted an appeal to help trace the flytippers today:

“Do you know who is taking your waste? Do any of you know who may be responsible for this two tonne #tip of #Vegetation which happened yesterday at Gamble Lane in #Farnley? #LS12 #CrimeNotToCare #LoveWhereYouLive”

It’s not the first time Gamble Lane has been targeted by fly tippers. Last week mattresses were dumped there, and WLD reported four years ago on residents’ frustrations over dumped rubbish and builders’ rubble.

Problem: Flytippers have targeted Gamble Lane before – this lot was dumped in 2016. Photo: West Leeds Dispatch

A temporary CCTV camera was installed by the council in 2014 after building material was dumped in the lane, almost blocking the road entirely. In previous years a stash of marijuana plants had been dumped there.

Flytippers also recently targeted Farnley Park, leading to a local company cleaning up the mess over the Bank Holiday weekend earlier this month.

Yesterday WLD reported on dumped rubbish – including a bath – being cleared from the ground of the derelict Rising Sun Pub off Kirkstall Road.

To report a fly-tipping incident, visit the Leeds City Council website or call 0113 222 4444.

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Daniel Johnson says:

You cannot easily take down two tonnes of tree in a city without somebody noticing and I doubt that the stump has been dug up so it should be reasonably easy to match to the debris…

Of course that does require some will from the council to enforce against fly tipping. I don’t know what Leeds is like, but I’ve known Sheffield CC to not bother even when the waste has included letters.