Published: 00:00, 11 June 2014 |
Updated: 15:05, 11 June 2014
Twitter user @glennevans38 posted a picture of a large amount of industrial rubbish including asbestos which was dumped in Thornton Lane in Eastry, commenting on the picture he said: “Cheapskate fly tipping containing asbestos.”
It is not known where the toxic waste came from, but this is now being investigated by Dover District Council.
A DDC spokesman said: “We are aware of the fly tipping in Thornton Lane, Eastry, and arrangements are in place for this to be cleared.
Sarah Wells, Eastry Parish Council clerk explained she wasn’t aware of any problem with fly tipping in Thornton Lane and hopes this is just a one-off.
She added: “Thornton Lane is so out of the way and quiet, it would be easy for someone to dump something.
“It’s not a problem that I’m aware of, we get the odd incident of fly tipping but not any more than any where else.
“It always surprises me when we get fly tipping in Thornton Lane, someone would have had to drive there especially, so you might as well just go to the tip.”
Only small quantities of asbestos can be disposed of at a local tip and it is an offence to dump any kind of rubbish in an unauthorised spot.
Fly tipping is a criminal offence which can carry a penalty of fines up to £50,000 in the Magistrates’ Courts, and unlimited fines in the Crown Courts, as well as community punishment orders or prison sentences of up to five years.
In addition, those found guilty may also have to pay legal costs and compensation.
The district council is urging residents to continue their vigilance in bringing fly tipping incidents to its attention and is very grateful for those residents who do this.
Report fly tipping online by visiting the website at
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Find out what's going on in the garden, with Kent expert Lucy Hewett's weekly update.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.