Published: 09:20, 03 September 2019
| Updated: 13:40, 03 September 2019
Fly-tippers failed to cover their tracks after leaving personal details among dumped rubbish...despite appearing to be fans of crime show CSI.
The eyesore was discovered on farmland off the A2070 in Snave, Romney Marsh, close to the junction with Wey Road, and included cardboard boxes, plastic tubs, plates, half a Henry hoover and clothing.
Also embedded in the pile was an assortment of DVDs, including episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and a Lee Evans stand up.
The massive pile was spotted by Kevin Addison, 33, from Lydd, on his way to Hamstreet - who has now slammed the people responsible for the mess.
The dad-of-two stopped to take pictures of the rubbish heap and reported it to Folkestone and Hythe District Council (FHDC).
And it is thought the person responsible for the fly tipped rubbish could be tracked down, as a letter from the Coop detailing a home insurance policy was also found among the waste - and includes a name and address.
Mr Addison, director of Addison Construction & Civils Ltd based in Lydd, said: "This could be someone who hasn’t done their homework on the waste carrier or just simply someone who thinks it’s acceptable to tip in a hard working farmer's field, tucking it away behind a pile of straw!
"While they were into their Crime Scene Investigation DVDs they obviously hadn’t learned to cover their tracks because they kindly left a name and LOCAL address on the paperwork they tipped."
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a forensics crime drama television series which ran on American network CBS for 15 seasons and starred Ted Danson and Laurence Fishburne.
Mr Addison shared the images of the rubbish to the Litter Picking Watch Romney Marsh's Facebook page.
One commenter said: "These people make me so angry.
"People should check carrier licences before letting people take the rubbish away.
"Do they not realise they are ultimately responsible?"
'While they were into their Crime Scene Investigation DVDs they obviously hadn’t learned to cover their tracks...' - Kevin Addison
FHDC recently issued a warning to residents to dispose of their rubbish 'correctly' or face a £150 fine.
The authority said that while waste is usually collected in bins or disposed of at the tip, sometimes people offer to take rubbish away on a resident’s behalf only to fly tip it later.
But, residents not taking reasonable steps to avoid this will be guilty of a ‘Duty of Care’ offence.
Cllr Stuart Peall, cabinet member for enforcement, regulatory services, waste and building control, said: "Every year there are many fly-tips within the district as a direct result of someone paying an unauthorised person or company to take away their waste.
"Fly tippers are a blight on our district and residents really are the first line of defence to help combat this.
"The starting amount for commercial waste to be correctly disposed is around £60 so if you’re only being asked to pay £20 to clear it there is a good chance it’s not going to be disposed of legally."
Advice on making sure the contractor is legitimate includes always ask for name and vehicle details, where they are taking the waste and for their 'Upper Tier Waste Carriers’ License'.
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