FLYTIPPERS have dumped builder’s rubbish and furniture near the head office of a charity supporting people with autism.

Wood, a mattress and bags of rubble were among the items found by Autism Together staff in the woodland area the organisation's Oak House premises in Bromborough on Friday night.

It is not the first time fly-tippers have struck and the charity needs Globe readers to identify those responsible.

A spokesman for the charity said: "A group of people we support have recently adopted this area of woodland as part of their John Muir Awards and, just last month, had completely tidied up the area from the last lot of fly tipping and made it look great.

"We've no idea where this rubbish might have come from, but maybe your readers might recognise some of it?"

The authority said recently it was using "all powers necessary" to tackle the problem, adding that it had issued 25 fixed penalty notices to individuals for fly tipping across Wirral between April and November last year.

Householders failing to pass their waste to a licensed carrier, and whose waste is found fly-tipped, could face penalties of up to £400.

A recent council statement read: "We do not tolerate environmental crime of any kind.

"It is crystal clear that the council can and will use all powers necessary to bring criminals who commit environmental crimes to justice, reinforcing our commitment to improving the local environment.

"If Wirral residents are getting rid of any waste, be that garden waste, old household items such as a sofa, mattress or washing machine or just extra bags of rubbish, they have a legal duty to check that the company they are using is a registered waste carrier.

"Unlicensed waste carriers are more likely to cut corners and fly tip, which is why they can offer lower prices, unfairly undercutting legitimate businesses who take their environmental responsibilities seriously.

"Not only are they avoiding their responsibility and charges for the proper disposal of waste, but by fly-tipping waste they are leaving an unsightly mess for residents and causing additional costs to the public purse or private landowners who have to clear up after them."

If you know who may have dumped the rubbish, call Autism Together on 0151 334 7510.