On 1 March 2017, East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) officers discovered waste left next to a litter bin on Rushden’s Birch Road.
Evidence was found within the fly tip which indicated that Sarah Wilson, from Rushden, had allowed her waste to be taken away by a third party.
Miss Wilson had an opportunity to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice for the offence, but didn’t respond to correspondence to do so.
She was therefore fined £730 through a formal prosecution at Northampton Magistrates Court.
ENC’s Waste Manager, Charlotte Tompkins, said: “If you’re paying a third party to take away your waste, make sure you check the Environment Agency’s public register and secure contact details, keeping hold of receipts and/or other paperwork relating to the transfer of the waste. The waste remains your responsibility, so if it is fly tipped we will endeavour to prosecute you as the owner.”