Rubbish from a birthday party was among a number of items illegally dumped in a village near Stafford.
The Borough Council is appealing for information about the mess that was dumped in Bradley. The 15 black bags of household waste included balloons, food boxes and birthday paper cups and was found off the village’s Oak Lane.
And in a separate fly tipping incident, several rolls of carpet, a red foot stool and underlay were left in Balaam’s Lane, Hilderstone near Stone.
Photos of all the rubbish, which was dumped in the last few weeks, along with more information about the crimes are featured on www.staffordbc.gov.uk/grimewatch – a Council initiative to help catch fly tippers with the help of the public.
It cost Borough Council tax payers more than £140,000 to clean up fly tipping over the last five years. In July a man and woman were ordered to pay a total of nearly £1,400 after rubbish was dumped illegally in separate incidents in the Borough.
Councillor Frank Finlay, Cabinet Member for Environment and Health, said: “We will not tolerate any form of littering and if you are caught then expect to be fined or prosecuted.
“People who have a pride in their area are rightly outraged when others treat our town and country lanes as a dumping ground.
“But we need the help of the public to trace the offenders so if anyone has information on fly tipping then please let us know immediately.”
People with information can contact the Council in confidence via firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01785 619401. Pictures and details of illegal dumping are updated at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/grimewatch