Fly-tipper from Islip prosecuted

Published Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Islip resident has been charged with fly-tipping after failing to comply with a section 108 notice.

A resident from Islip has been ordered to pay £680 in charges for failing to comply with a section 108 notice that he was served from East Northamptonshire Council when fly-tipping was discovered and traced back to his address.
 
Justin Lee Spencer appeared at Northampton Magistrates Court on Monday 21 January and was found guilty of failure to comply with a section 108 notice issued by East Northamptonshire Council in connection with illegally discarded waste which was discovered at Cosy Nook, Thrapston behind the library.

Spencer, who pleaded not guilty, failed to comply with officers from East Northamptonshire Council after waste was discovered containing his address. Officers served Spencer with a section 108 notice under the Environmental Act 1995 when he failed to respond to letters from the council.

Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said:
“Fly-tipping is irresponsible and has a highly negative impact on our beautiful district. The message is simple, dispose of your rubbish legally or run the risk of a hefty fine.”

Charlotte Tompkins, Waste Manager, at East Northamptonshire Council, added:
“Our officers will continue to investigate all reports of illegally dumped waste and take action, where necessary, to prosecute fly-tippers.

“Fly-tipping can cost individuals hundreds of pounds in charges and legal fees, so I would urge everyone to think again before disposing of their waste on public land.”

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 get rid 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.