POLICE in Herefordshire are warning people not to use unlicensed waste carriers after a number of fly tips have been found across the county.

Officers this morning shared these images of dumped waste they came across while on patrol in Leominster.

Ledbury Reporter:

While there are many licensed carriers in the county, police said people using selling and buying sites on social media to ask for a 'man with a van' to collect rubbish or scrap should be aware that some of that waste is ending up as fly tips.

They pointed out that waste sites are closed across the county at present.

Ledbury Reporter:

Tips across Herefordshire were closed following the introduction of new measures to control the spread of coronavirus in March.

Herefordshire Council said sites in Bromyard, Hereford, Kington, Ledbury, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye would be shut.

The same restrictions are in place for neighbouring counties.

The household collection service continues as normal.

The council has published advice for people to manage waste from home.

Cut and drop: Don’t collect grass cuttings unless you intend to use them for home composting, simply cut the grass without the collector on.

Create a compost heap: No matter the size of your garden you should have space for a heap. If not use a low cost home composter to keep the garden tidy.

DIY waste: Store your DIY waste responsibly until restrictions are lifted.

New appliances: Request that the supplier takes back the old appliance wherever possible.

General waste: With many stores struggling to keep up with demand for groceries and everyday household items, the council has asked people to create a meal plan to reduce waste. Store perishable food in the freezer wherever possible.

Do not burn your waste: Burning most waste is illegal. Store any waste that cannot be collected safely until restrictions are lifted.

Photos: Leominster SNT