Two men caught flytipping ordered to pay out

Published Friday 2 March 2018

Two men have been ordered to pay costs after being caught, in separate incidents, dumping rubbish illegally in the Harborough district.

The men, both residents in the Harborough district, have each been issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice by Harborough District Council.

The first flytipping incident took place in January 2018, where the man dumped household rubbish, including a washing machine, in a gateway to a field in Gartree Road, Little Stretton.

The second incident took place in February 2018 when six bags of soil were dumped, over two weekends, in a layby along the B6047 at Tilton on the Hill. This incident was captured on one of the council’s covert mobile CCTV cameras – positioned at key hotspots across the district.

Councillor Jonathan Bateman, Harborough District Council’s portfolio holder for environment and regulatory services, said: “This sends out a strong message to anyone thinking of dumping rubbish illegally – we’re watching and we’re prepared to take action.”

Last year Harborough District Council launched it’s ‘Tip Off’ campaign aiming to raise awareness of fly- tipping and its impact on the district.

Cllr Bateman added: “Part of our ongoing Tip off campaign is about trying to educate residents that they must dispose of their waste in the correct and legal manner – or face a financial penalty if they don’t.”

There are several ways to dispose of the waste that cannot go into wheeled bins:

  • Take large waste items to your local recycling and waste site (tip)
  • Use a licensed waste carrier to remove your waste - it is a legal requirement to use a licensed waste carrier (check they are on the Environment Agency website)
  • The district council’s bulky waste collection service allows for up to three large household items or 12 sacks of waste to be collected for a charge of £33

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