Ringstead resident fined nearly £600 for fly-tipping in East Northants

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A Ringstead resident has been fined nearly £600 for fly-tipping in East Northamptonshire.

The man pleaded guilty at Northampton Magistrates Court last week to the offence of dumping three sacks of waste on the roadside between Woodford Mill and Great Addington.

We think this sends out a strong message that this kind of behaviour will simply not be tolerated

Council leader Steven North

The magistrate said he had committed a serious offence which was causing a considerable cost to the taxpayer and ordered him to pay £595, made up of a £75 fine, costs of £500 and £20 victim surcharge.

Steven North, leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “We are pleased with this successful prosecution and hope it shows how seriously we take fly-tipping in East Northants.

“We will continue to take action against individuals found to illegally dump rubbish in our countryside and on our streets.

“We think this sends out a strong message that this kind of behaviour will simply not be tolerated.”

Northamptonshire County Council runs the Rushden Household Waste Recycling Centre, which allows you to recycle or dispose of waste materials responsibly.

For opening times and to find out which items the centre accepts, visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk and search for HWRC or call 0300 1261000.

If you see someone fly-tipping, report it online at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/flytipping or call 01832 742026.

Anyone reporting fly-tipping is asked to get as many details as possible, including the time and date of the incident, location of the incident, a description of the person/s involved if possible, a description of the vehicle used and a description of the waste being fly-tipped.