A DISGUSTED resident has been left shocked at those using an Orford road as a dumping ground for rubbish and unwanted goods.

Vacant land near Grasmere Avenue has been subject to fly-tipping complaints since December, but the mound of rubbish is still growing, from beer cans and nappies to household furniture.

One resident said she sometimes feels ill at the amount of rubbish left at the site, which she believes needs monitoring to deter people from fly-tipping.

She said: "I am very disgusted when I'm passing by this mess every day- I'm shocked at what people can do.

"I know the council has been informed about this and in such places, monitoring could be useful.

"I'm very sad seeing how Grasmere is being neglected."

A council spokesperson said: "Land in the vicinity of Grasmere Avenue has been subject to several fly-tipping complaints to the council since the beginning of December, 2019.

"We investigate such incidents and seek to recover evidence and to determine who is responsible for the fly tipping before it is removed.

"Officers have also increased monitoring in this area and will continue to be watchful of any such activity.

"Whilst it is often difficult to witness fly-tipping taking place, if a resident observes waste being dumped this should be reported to the council immediately.

"Officers need as much information as possible, including addresses, descriptions of individuals and vehicles, car vehicle registration numbers, and the time of day when the incident occurred. "Residents can report any issues to our contact centre on 443322 or via warrington.gov.uk/report.

"Fly tipping is a criminal offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and carries a maximum penalty of £50,000 or up to 12 months imprisonment or both on conviction."