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Resident fined £200 for fly tip after using unlicensed waste carrier

A resident has been fined £200 for paying an unregistered waste carrier to remove waste from their home.

Ashfield District Council’s Community Safety Team attended an address on Dawgates Lane, Skegby to investigate an environmental crime scene, following reports from residents.

Officers found a huge fly tip consisting of toys, bags, sawdust and animal waste which was attracting rats and flies.

Documentation was found amongst the rubbish which related to a property and individual in Kirkby in Ashfield.

Officers interviewed the resident and found that they had paid an unregistered waste carrier, advertised on Facebook, to remove waste from their home.

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As such the resident failed in their responsibility to use a registered provider.

This resulted in the resident receiving a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for Household Duty of Care, an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, costing £200.

The Community Safety Team are also investigating the waste carrier responsible for fly tipping the rubbish and will be taking appropriate action against them to ensure they do not operate unlawfully again.

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