04/08/2020: Household waste left next to public bin lands resident with £300 fine
A resident who left a pile of household waste next to a public bin in Thetford has been fined £300 for fly tipping by Breckland Council.
Significant packaging and household waste were left by a public bin, on the town's Mallow Road and reported to Breckland Council online by several members of the public within a few hours of it being dumped. The council's Enforcement Team quickly tracked down the culprit who, in the face of overwhelming evidence, opted to pay the fine.
Online reporting by residents has enabled Breckland Council to capture evidence effectively and clear the waste quickly, ensuring a higher rate of success in capturing fly tippers in the community and less pollution risk to the local environment and the public.
Cllr Gordon Bambridge, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Environmental Services and Public Protection, commented: "Public bins are for waste created while residents and visitors are out and about, it's certainly not for household waste and anything left by the side of a public bin is considered fly tipping by the law. I hope this case will now act as a reminder that fly tipping in Breckland is not wanted by residents, nor by Breckland Council and when we find an incident like this we will investigate to help protect our environment for future generations." Residents can report fly tipping in Breckland at https://www.breckland.gov.uk/reportit
Last updated: 16/09/2020 12:17:18