Wellingborough fly-tipper fined £1,500 for dumping waste at three locations

The fly-tipped waste included old tiles, off cuts of piping and a light fixture

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 11:52 am

A Wellingborough man has been ordered to pay £1,501 in fines and costs for fly-tipping in East Northamptonshire.

In October 2018, waste officers from East Northants Council recovered evidence from fly-tipped waste consisting of packaging for tiles, old tiles, off cuts of piping and a light fixture at Denford Ash Road, Denford and two other locations.

Investigations by the team led to a Mr Baily of P.F.B Services in Wellingborough who admitted depositing the waste in question.

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The fly-tipped waste at Denford Ash
The fly-tipped waste at Denford Ash

Baily attended Wellingborough Magistrates Court on February 16, 2021, and pleaded guilty to fly-tipping at three different locations.

He advised the court that he was trying to make some quick money and was working with a young man to collect waste material from houses.

The magistrate accepted Baily’s plea and ordered him to pay a total of £1,501 in fines and costs.

Cllr Steven North, leader of East Northants Council, said: “Fly-tipping is irresponsible and has a hugely negative impact on our beautiful district.

"The message is simple, dispose of rubbish legally or run the risk of a hefty fine.

“As this case shows, fly-tipping can cost individuals hundreds of pounds in charges and legal fees, not to mention the cost to the council taxpayers to clear the rubbish, so I would urge everyone to think before disposing of their waste on public land.”

You can report any fly-tipping in East Northants online at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/flytipping or by calling 01832 742026.

To dispose of unwanted waste responsibly, visit one of Northamptonshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres or visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/bulkywaste to find out about ENC’s bulky waste collection service.

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