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Removal of flytipped waste

Client: Merton College

Department: Commercial Waste and Streetscene

Date of completion: 25 May 2019

Budget: £960 (+VAT)


ODS provides a range of waste disposal at different sites for Merton College. The college located some fly tipping on their premises adjacent to Holywell Cemetery and requested our help.


ODS is a local one-stop-shop that can provide litter-picking services, hazardous and bulky waste and in recognition of that, they knew we would be able to clear the rubbish quickly. This also removes any procurement, or time spent looking for an adequate service provider.


The rubbish was located in an awkward location and needed a special team to remove syringes and needles safely.


The commercial waste team worked closely with Streetscene to send in litter pickers with the appropriate PPE and equipment to first remove the hazardous waste and then the rest. Everything was then disposed appropriately and legally.


“The team dealt with clearing fly tipping on our land, a job that was made more difficult by the amount of used syringes and needles that had been discarded there. They did an excellent job, were very thorough and we were impressed with the end result. We would have no hesitation in calling on them again should the need arise.” Estates Bursary, Merton College, May 2019