£1,500 fine for Wellingborough fly tipper

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A man from Wellingborough has been ordered to pay £1,501 in fines and costs for fly tipping in East Northamptonshire.

In October 2018, waste officers from East Northamptonshire Council recovered evidence from fly tipped waste consisting of packaging for tiles, old tiles, off cuts of piping and a light fixture at Denford Ash Road, Denford and two other locations.

Investigations by the team lead to a Mr Baily of P.F.B Services in Wellingborough who admitted depositing the waste in question.

Mr Baily attended Wellingborough Magistrates Court on February 16, 2021 and pleaded guilty to fly tipping at three different locations. Mr Baily advised the Court that he was trying to make some quick money and was working with a young man to collect waste material from houses.

The magistrate accepter Mr Baily’s plea and ordered him to pay a total of £1501 in fines and costs.

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

“As this case shows, fly tipping can cost individuals hundreds of pounds in charges and legal fees, not to mention the cost to the council tax payers to clear the rubbish, so I would urge everyone to think before disposing of their waste on public land.”

You can report any fly tipping in East Northants 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.