12/11/21: Fly-tipper blames actions on sunny weather

A fly-tipper who tried to blame his destructive actions on a spell of good weather has been fined £400 by Breckland Council. The man dumped rubbish on Barnham Common, near Thetford, but was traced by the council as part of an investigation.

When asked about the incident, the culprit said that the sunny weather made him reluctant to travel to the nearby recycling centre, as he 'had things to do'. However, when presented with evidence of his deeds by the council's officers, the fly-tipper later expressed regret and agreed to pay a fixed penalty notice and help clear the dumped rubbish.

Cllr Gordon Bambridge, Executive Cabinet Member for Waste and Environment at Breckland Council, commented: "We all need to take personal responsibility for our waste, with the aim to reduce, reuse or recycle as much as we can to help protect our precious environment. Sadly, after a spot of sunny weather, this person felt it was perfectly OK to fly-tip in a scenic area, instead of taking it to the local recycling centre where it would have been disposed of for free. Instead, they've been given a big fine and potentially faces more serious action if they flytip in the future. Our Enforcement team are active in the communities, tracking down fly-tippers and will leave no stone unturned to identify people who show no respect for the local community and our environment."

 

Last updated: 12/11/2021 16:13:42