IF YOU FLY TIP YOU WILL GET FINED
Fly Tipper fined £700 after dumping waste in farmers field
Breckland Council's enforcement officers carried out an inspection on a field in Watton following reports of a sizeable amount of rubbish dumped there.
They were able to identify where the waste had come from thanks to evidence found at the scene and help from the public.
The business owner admitted that some of the items within the tip belonged to them, as one of their sub-contractors took away the waste.
They also said they were aware the driver was not licensed or legitimate but still decided to pay for the waste to be taken away.
As a result, the business owner was found to not have taken due care with their waste and removal of commercial waste from their home address without the relevant carrier licence, committing two offences.
Breckland Council issued fixed penalty notices for the value of £700. The cash will be reinvested into the enforcement service to track down further perpetrators.
"There are a number of legitimate waste carriers in the district, plus the council offers a bulky load collection for any residents who are struggling to get rid of their waste."
The council advises people looking to hire a legitimate licensed waste carrier to ask them for their assigned licence number, request a receipt listing where the rubbish will be disposed, and make sure correct contact details are recorded.
CALL GES TODAY - YOUR LOCAL REGISTERED WASTE COLLECTOR - 01920 468 050