Council issues £300 fine for fly-tipping

Posted on: 16 January 2018

North Devon Council has issued a man from Barnstaple with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £300 for fly-tipping in the Bratton Fleming area.

In late December last year, the local man fly-tipped the waste when he was running late to return the hire vehicle he was driving. The council’s enforcement officers were able to trace him through the waste he dumped, and issued the fine for failure to have a waste transfer note or trade waste agreement as a result.

Councillor Rodney Cann, Executive member for Environment, says: “We live in a beautiful part of the country and should each be doing what we can to keep it that way. We are all legally required to dispose of our rubbish in responsible manner, and fly-tipping is an unacceptable, unlawful and selfish way to get rid of waste. The issue of the Fixed Penalty Notice in this case should send a message to the public that we have zero tolerance of fly-tipping. I would also like to remind residents that, if you hire someone to take your waste away, you must ensure that person has an up-to-date waste carrier licence. If you don’t, and that person fly-tips your waste, you are responsible and could also receive a fine.”

To report fly-tipping, littering or other environmental offences, please contact customerservices@northdevon.gov.uk. You can also report incidents on the council’s website www.northdevon.gov.uk/flytipping.

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