Herefordshire Council is appealing for information about an abandoned articulated trailer

Herefordshire Council is appealing for information about an articulated trailer that was dumped on the A49 layby at Much Birch, between Ross-on-Wye and Hereford.

Articulated trailer A49 Much Birch

An articulated trailer abandoned in a layby on the A49 Much Birch

The articulated trailer, which has a distinctive camel image on the back, was known to be parked in a layby on 7 October, next to Maggie’s snack bar. When it became clear that the trailer would not be moved, Herefordshire Council’s Community Protection Team discovered that the trailer had been abandoned containing approximately 24,000 litres of oil.

Oil waste needs to be collected by a registered waste carrier and disposed of responsibly. Enquiries are on-going to establish who dumped the environmental waste and the circumstances surrounding the fly tipping.

Articulated trailer A49 Much Birch

The articulated trailer has a distinctive camel image on the back

Marc Willimont, Herefordshire Council’s Head of Regulatory and Development Management Services, said:

“Herefordshire Council will take action against any business that illegally disposes of their waste. This is why we are appealing for information about the abandoned articulated trailer on the A49. Did anybody witness the articulated trailer being dropped off in the layby? Did you see anything suspicious? Do you know where the trailer may have come from?

“We believe that the removal of the dumped articulated trailer and the oil waste may cost in the region of £20,000 – and this will now have to be paid for by the public.”

Articulated trailer A49 Much Birch

The articulated trailer contained approximately 24,000 litres of oil

The Community Protection Team investigates unlawful waste disposal and fly tipping cases that are reported at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/flytipping

If you have further information about the articulated trailer dumped on the A49 at Much Birch, please call the Community Protection Team on 01432 261761.

Published: Wednesday, 20th December 2017