Corby man fined more than £3,900 for fly-tipping in East Northants

The dumped waste included bathroom renovation material and plumbing waste

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 2:46 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 1:19 pm

A man from Corby has been fined more than £3,900 for fly-tipping waste in an East Northants village.

East Northamptonshire Council received reports of fly-tipping on Benefield Road, Deenethorpe, in March 2019.

The dumped waste consisted of a large skip bag filled with bathroom renovation material and related plumbing waste.

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The dumped waste

East Northamptonshire Council’s waste management team identified Dumoluhle Ndlovu, 23, of Thwaite Close, Great Oakley, as the individual who disposed of the waste.

Mr Ndlovu had offered his services for waste removal and deposited the waste where it was discovered without holding a valid waste carriers licence.

Magistrates found Mr Ndlovu guilty on Monday (February 10) and ordered him to pay £3,925.97.

Mr Ndlovu told the court he would be pleading guilty to the offence.

He accepted full responsibility, and told the court that he cares about the environment, expressing remorse for his actions and also said he has since applied for a waste disposal license.

Steven North, leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “Officers will investigate all reports of illegally dumped waste and take action, where necessary, to prosecute fly-tippers.

“Fly-tipping has a negative impact on our environment and there is no excuse for ruining our countryside.

"I would encourage all waste traders to ensure that they have the relevant licenses and dispose of waste appropriately, avoiding a hefty four figure fine.”

Any fly-tipping offences can be reported 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.