Wellingborough man fined for dumping building waste near Little Harrowden

Jamie Ross was fined after pleading guilty to illegally dumping waste and duty of care offences

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 4:25 pm

A man from Wellingborough has been ordered to pay £999.50 in fines and costs for fly-tipping near Little Harrowden.

Jamie Ross of Grange Road, Wellingborough, pleaded guilty to illegally dumping waste and duty of care offences under Sections 33 and 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Investigating officers, working for Wellingborough Norse on behalf of the then Borough Council of Wellingborough, successfully linked building waste dumped in Furnace Lane near Little Harrowden in July 2019 to Ross who was seen collecting more waste.

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The dumped waste near Little Harrowden
The dumped waste near Little Harrowden

Due to the pandemic, the case was delayed and not heard until April 26 where Ross was fined £554 plus £389.50 in costs and £56 victim surcharge.

Graeme Kane, assistant director of highways & waste for North Northamptonshire Council, said: “Fly-tipping is irresponsible and has a hugely negative impact on our local area.

"Our officers work tirelessly to investigate all reports of illegally dumped waste and, as this case shows, will take action to prosecute fly-tippers.

“Fly-tipping can cost individuals hundreds of pounds in charges and legal fees, so I would urge everyone to think again before disposing of their waste on public land.”

You can report any fly-tipping in North Northants online at www.northnorthants.gov.uk/flytipping

To dispose of unwanted waste responsibly, visit one of North Northamptonshire Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres or visit www.northnorthants.gov.uk/waste to find out about bulky waste collection services in your local area.