A resident used a trader who then fly-tipped household waste.
Following an investigation into an industrial fly tip on Coxmoor Road in Sutton-in-Ashfield – a resident from Gedling who paid somebody to pick their household waste up in a trailer and the trader have been fined.
The fines total £600.
The Gedling resident had asked another party to remove the rubbish in a trailer which was subsequently dumped in a lay-by near Normanshill Wood in Sutton.
Ashfield Council Leader Jason Zadrozny found the dumped rubbish which he branded ‘a disgrace.’
His Council launched an urgent investigation and dubbed the site an environmental crime scene.
The resident in Arnold has been issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice for failing in their household duty of care. The other party is also receiving an FPN for fly tipping.
The total fines amount to £600.
Councillor Jason Zadrozny said:
“We hope that this sends a clear message to residents from across the County and beyond that, in Ashfield we will not hesitate to take strong action where we find fly-tipping.
“Residents have a responsibility to check whether people collecting their rubbish have a waste carrier license. In this case, the resident in Gedling’s failure to do so has cost them a small fortune.”
Councillor Zadrozny also heaped praise on his council’s Community Protection Team who carried out the investigation.
“Yet again, our team led by Antonio Taylor has delivered an excellent result.
“Over the last year, they have really stepped up in the fight to make Ashfield safer and greener.
“As a Council, we make it as easy as possible to help residents get rid of their rubbish. The annual Big Ashfield Spring Clean, the free waste collections and the flying skips are examples. We won’t hesitate however to come down like a ton of bricks from those who fly-tip wherever they live.”
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