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Asbestos dumped at entrance to primary school

Hounslow Council was alerted yesterday to a number of red sacks containing asbestos waste dumped near the rear entrance to Bedfont Primary School.

Published: Thursday, 21st February 2019

Image of dumped asbestos outside.

The council has checked out the site and confirmed they will organise the rapid and safe removal of the waste to take place no later than Friday 22 February, ensuring the site is cleared and safe prior to the school reopening on Monday 25 February after the half term break.

Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said: “Help us catch the perpetrators of this disgusting crime. If you saw anything at all that might help us identify who dumped the asbestos please contact us immediately. We’re thankful that it is currently half term and the school children are on holiday, and therefore safe from the harm this might cause. But we will not tolerate this kind of behaviour at any time, and would like to thank the caretaker of the school who noticed the waste and alerted us immediately.”

Dumping waste or any litter carries a fixed penalty notice of up to £400, and potentially court action where fines could be considerably higher. 

To report dumped waste and fly tipping please go to our website

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