On Monday (10 February) a man from Corby received a fine over £3,900 for fly-tipping in East Northamptonshire.
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.
East Northamptonshire Council’s Waste Management Team identified Mr Ndlovu as the individual who disposed of the waste. Mr Ndlovu 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 and ordered him to pay £3,925.97. Mr Ndlovu advised that he would be pleading guilty to the offence. He accepted full responsibility, and advised the Court that he cares about the environment, expressing remorse for his actions and also informed the Court that 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.”
You can help in the fight against fly-tipping by reporting any offences online at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/flytipping or by calling 01832 742026.
To dispose of unwanted waste responsibly, please 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.