Two men from Kettering have been hit with fines after items were fly-tipped just over the county border.
Harborough Council investigated after a pile of rubbish was dumped in Welham Lane, Great Bowden, in November last year.
Evidence from the scene led them to a Kettering man who was fined £300 for failing to check whether the person he had asked to remove the waste was registered to do so.
A second Kettering man who removed the rubbish on behalf of the other was also fined £300 for fly-tipping.
A Harborough Council spokesman declined to name the men.
The items - including a rug, children's toys, chair, paint and bicycle wheels - were dumped in the country lane after a garage clearance.
Cllr Jonathan Bateman, Harborough Council’s regulatory lead, said: “This is a very successful investigation which showed real tenacity in achieving a positive outcome.
"Fly-tipping is unacceptable.
"This case sends out a strong message that we will investigate and fine those responsible.”