A small village was blighted by two serious incidents of fly-tipping – one of which contained a significant amount of asbestos.
Tendring District Council (TDC) was alerted to the problem last Tuesday (April 11) which occurred in Park Road and Mary Lane North in Great Bromley and officers were sent to the sites.
The second load of waste contained no asbestos, and was mainly general rubble, but it did block one carriageway of the road causing disruption to traffic for some hours.
A hit team took a few hours to shovel the rubbish off the road and clear the carriageway.
The first area – in Park Road – was a mixture of general waste and the asbestos which will need to be tackled by a specialist contractor and will cost more than £3,000 to clear away.
Although TDC checked through the two tips there was no evidence available to suggest where they may have come from.
Michael Talbot, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said that the Council would urge anyone with any information to come forward.
"If we can find out who was responsible for these incidents – and prove it – we will not hesitate to prosecute them," he said.
"If anyone saw anything suspicious or actually saw the waste being dumped, or may know where it has come from, please contact us immediately."