16 fridges were found dumped around Eastbourne over the weekend (30 September – 2 October).
The appliances had been left in Cherry Garden Road in Old Town, Dudley Road near the town centre, Dallington Road in Hampden Park and Astaire Avenue in Roselands.
The Borough Council’s Neighbourhood First team will be clearing the fridges, but would urge anyone who knows who is responsible for the fly-tipping to come forward.
Councillor Jonathan Dow, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Place Services, said, “The dumping of these fridges is totally unacceptable and won’t be tolerated. We are appealing to the public for any information on the offenders.”
Earlier this year, Eastbourne Borough Council successfully prosecuted two residents for fly-tipping 35 sacks of garden waste and a water butt. Both defendants were fined £300 plus a victim’s surcharge of £30 and were ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £765.16 each.
Fly-tipping is an offence that impacts all residents as council tax payers have to foot the bill for clear up costs when perpetrators cannot be identified. Please contact the Neighbourhood First Team on 01323 410000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any information. All information will be treated confidentially.