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Heftier fines for fly tippers

Published Thursday, 15 September 2016

Fly tippers in the district can now be fined even more money, thanks to new regulations adopted by East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) this month.

Because of public concern about fly tipping and the measures available to deal with it, the Government has introduced new legislation which gives councils the power to increase on-the-spot fines to £400.


On 5 September at Policy and Resources Committee, councillors agreed that the Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016 is to be adopted in East Northamptonshire.


Since 2013, ENC has issued over 40 fixed penalty notices (FPN) for fly tipping, as well as 11 prosecutions.


ENC Leader, Councillor Steven North, said: “I whole-heartedly endorse this decision and know our waste team will continue to do all they can to take enforcement action against those who fly tip in East Northants. We hope that by setting the fixed penalty at the maximum amount of £400, it will send a clear message that we will not tolerate such activity in our much loved district.”

Find out more about fly tipping or report an incident.