Corby litter bug picks up £400 fine for fly-tipping rubbish

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The dumped rubbish was tracked down to a resident who received the fine

A resident has a received a hefty fine after being caught regularly dumping rubbish outside a business premises in Rockingham Road, Corby.

Following admission to the offence, the resident received a Fly-Tipping Fixed Penalty Notice of £400 under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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Much of the dumped rubbish, that could have been recycled, was investigated by Corby Council's clearance and enforcement teams, ward councillor Mark Pengelly and Rockingham Road business owners.

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Cllr Pengelly, Corby Council’s lead member for environment, said: “Littering and fly-tipping is an offence and a blight on our community.

"Recycling your rubbish has a huge positive impact on our environment and it’s important for everyone to play their part in doing this.

"Residents can request additional recycling bins from their respective local authority providing they are used correctly and not contaminated with the incorrect waste.

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"The Corby and Kettering Shared Street Scene Service is committed to ensuring that our streets are clean but it is important that residents look after their community too, which is why we will always take appropriate enforcement action towards those seen to be fly-tipping or littering."

The owner of the Rockingham Road business where the rubbish was dumped said: “We, as shop owners, try so hard to provide a clean and safe environment to our customers and the persistent fly-tipping was extremely disheartening to see on approach to our shops.

“The people who continued to dispose of their waste irresponsibly have eventually been found out due to the ongoing efforts jointly by Corby Borough Council enforcement, clearance teams, Mark Pengelly, local community and myself as a business owner.

"This should be enough of a deterrent to anyone else who even thinks about fly-tipping.

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“This is such a positive result I could not be more relieved and we hope this is an end to what has been an ongoing upsetting issue.”

Cllr Pengelly added: “I’d like to thank the local community and local traders for bringing these matters to our attention and working with the joint services.”