04/02/20: Man fined £300 for TV fly tip left under 'No Fly tipping' sign

A Thetford man who dumped a broken TV and domestic waste underneath a 'No Fly Tipping' sign has been fined £300 by Breckland Council for fly tipping. The fly tip was reported to Breckland Council's Enforcement Team by CCTV operators in King's Lynn who witnessed the fly tipping taking place and were able to observe the culprit's movements away from the car park. The CCTV cameras not only identified the man and his accomplice carrying out the fly tipping, but also the car registration of the vehicle used. 

The TV was dumped at Breckland House car park in Thetford, where previously fly tips recently prompted Breckland Council to issue a warning to the public via social media and local press highlighting how the bins in the area were for residential waste use only and anyone found fly tipping would face a fixed penalty notice. The waste owner, who was later interviewed under caution, accepted a £300 fine. If not paid within 10 working days, the fine will rise to £400.

Gordon Bambridge, Executive Member for Environmental Services & Public Protection at Breckland Council, commented: "The material that was dumped could have simply been taken to the local recycling centre for free, just like over 80% of all the other fly tips our teams deal with. Instead, this person ignored our fly tipping signage and drove away without a care for the damage he's caused to the environment or his local community. Thanks to the good work of the local CCTV operators and our Enforcement Team he now has a hefty fine which I hope will make him and others think twice about fly tipping in Breckland."

Breckland residents can report any fly tips incidents at www.breckland.gov.uk/flytip

Last updated: 19/06/2020 09:23:45