06/07/21: Bags of rubbish searched to catch fly-tipper

A Thetford resident has been issued with a £300 fixed penalty notice, after fly-tipping rubbish with his address in.

Our enforcement officers have been working with staff from Serco, who provide household waste and recycling collection services to Breckland residents on behalf of the council, to tackle the problem of bags of rubbish being dumped next to bins.

One such incident occurred at a dog waste bin on Kimms Belt, Thetford. Serco staff investigated waste dumped by the bin and found an envelope with a name and address. The council's enforcement officer identified and contacted the tenant of the address, with the assistance of the property's management company, and the man was issued with a fixed penalty notice.

Fly-tipping is anti-social behaviour and, as part of a wider pattern of such behaviour, could be found to be a breach of a tenancy agreement and, in extreme circumstances, result in eviction.

Cllr Gordon Bambridge, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Environmental and Public Protection, said: "Serco staff are working proactively with our enforcement officers to help tackle fly-tipping of this kind, and keep Breckland a pleasant place to live. There's always a way to dispose of your rubbish that doesn't involve dumping it on the street, and I'm glad to say the vast majority of our residents find one."

You can report fly-tipping online any time

Last updated: 19/08/2021 13:16:10