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Resident fined £300 for fly-tip of bathroom waste in Rushcliffe

A resident has been issued a fine of £300 after failing to check who was disposing of her bathroom refurbishment waste which led to an irresponsible contractor dumping the items on a  country road in Rushcliffe.

Rushcliffe Borough Council has issued the fixed penalty notice to the householder, and also fined the business owner £400 after they found evidence belonging to the property in the waste at a field entrance in Tithby near Langar.

Several black bin bags full of builders’ waste, a shower enclosure panel and a laundry basket were found by the authority’s Enforcement Officers.

The subsequent investigation traced some of the items back to the householder who was then questioned about the incident and subsequently fined.

Householders who employ individuals or companies to dispose of their waste must make the necessary checks or face a potential penalty if it is linked with a fly-tipping case such as this, known as the householder’s duty of care.

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In the last 12 months, the council has issued 42 similar fixed penalty notices of up £400 to businesses that have fly-tipped waste and residents, four of which were Duty of Care cases where fly-tipping has been traced back to a householder.

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As a result of the ongoing enforcement action, the Council has seen a reduction in reports of fly-tipping in the Borough, falling from 1,129 cases in 2020/21 to 929 in 2022/23.

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