Disgusting pile of rubbish – including jars of rotting food – dumped in beautiful countryside near Harborough

Harborough District Council is now urging the private landowner to remove the fly-tipped rubbish urgently

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 3:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 4:00 pm

A disgusting pile of rubbish – including jars of rotting food – has been dumped in beautiful countryside near Market Harborough.

The mound of waste was thrown into bushes just feet from a rolling meadow off the main A4304 road to Lubenham.

Harborough District Council is now urging the private landowner to remove the fly-tipped rubbish urgently.

A disgusting pile of rubbish – including jars of rotting food – has been dumped in beautiful countryside near Market Harborough.

A dog walker from Market Harborough who stumbled across the rubbish said: “The sooner the landowner acts to get rid of this horrible mess the better.

“We have had a whole series of cases just in the last few weeks where far too much rubbish has been casually but deliberately tipped in and around Market Harborough.

“It’s totally unacceptable.

“One minute you’re strolling through glorious countryside.

“And the next you’re confronted by a sickening scene of dirty jars, beer bottles, lager cans, plastic bags and stinking food.”

He added: “This awful rubbish was stacked up just a few yards away from where five filthy mattresses were abandoned last autumn.

“Fridges and freezers have also been dumped here in the past.

“It’s becoming a fly-tipping blackspot.

“So it’s high time the landowner got a grip and imposed much tighter controls on their own land.

“And the people who did this should be tracked down and fined – they have got to be deterred from doing it again.”

A Harborough council spokesman said: “As this is on private land, we are required to ask the land owner to remove the fly-tipping, therefore we have contacted the landowner to ask that this is cleared as quickly as possible.”