Resident fined hundreds for fly-tipping

Published Thursday, 28 May 2015

A Ringstead resident was fined nearly £600 at Northampton Magistrates Court last week for fly-tipping in East Northamptonshire.

The man pleaded guilty to the offence of dumping three sacks of waste on the roadside between Woodford Mill and Great Addington.

The Magistrate said he had committed a serious offence which was causing a considerable cost to the tax payer 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 (NCC) 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 what items the centre accepts, visit the NCC website and search for HWRC or call 0300 126 1000.

If you see someone fly-tipping, report it online or call 01832 742026. The more information you can give us, the better chance we have of prosecuting so, if you can, please tell us:

  • time and date of the incident
  • location of the incident
  • description of the person/s involved (e.g. sex, height, age, build)
  • description of the vehicle used (registration number, make and model, colour)
  • description of the waste being fly tipped (quantity and type of waste)