year ago the Messenger received complaints about the noise
and dust created by the sorting process, and we discovered that
the operators had permission to store 10,000 tonnes of inert waste
temporarily, for processing. But much of the waste appeared to be
then problems over the operation of the site had led to the Environment
Agency issuing an order to prevent Northern Waste from receiving
any more waste materials. A fire last year, which covered Burngreave
in dense smoke, no doubt aggravated the operator’s problems.
all waste processors, Northern Waste should have made financial
provision for cleaning up the site when they had finished with it.
But it is feared that the costly clean-up will have to be paid for
by Sheffield City Council.
he rubbish dump, at the city end of Pitsmoor Road and just below
Rock Street and Verdon Street, has been blamed for providing a breeding
ground for rats, as there was no vermin control on the site. Although
the site still has planning consent for industrial use, including
waste sorting and pulverising, local residents hope that it will
be developed for residential use.