Fly tipping fines handed out in Hucknall and Annesley
Ashfield District Council has been cracking down on fly tipping by handing out fixed penalty notices (FPN) to offenders in Hucknall and Annesley.
On St Mary’s Way in Hucknall, a local resident fly tipped rubbish on public land as they were expecting the council to remove it.
The resident was issued with an FPN and fined and has been told to remove his waste.
Meanwhile, on Stone Church View in Annesley, following regular reports of fly tipping, council officers investigated and reviewed local CCTV to find a recording of a resident
caught red-handed fly tipping in a hot spot location.
The resident was fined and issued with an FPN and a community protection warning.
Theresa Hodgkinson, director of place and communities at the the council, said “This last week has been an excellent example of how the council is tackling environmental crime.
"Fly tipping is a serious offence and carries a maximum penalty of an unlimited fine or up to five years imprisonment.
“The council is committed to driving down fly tipping and rubbish dumping, which is a blight on our communities.
“If you have large waste that you need to dispose of we offer a bulky waste collection service for a small charge.
"If you choose to use a waste carrier then it is your responsibility to ensure that they have the correct license for waste disposal.
"If they fly tip your waste, you are accountable for it.”