Fly-tippers hit in the pocket during crackdown in Ashfield
A number of fly-tippers in Ashfield have been hit in the pocket as part of a crackdown across the district this month.
Fixed penalty notices (FPN) have been issued to several people in the past 10 days – including one dished out to a fly-tipper following reports of rubbish being dumped on land at Cosgrove Avenue in Sutton.
Garden waste and furniture, duvets and cardboard were all discovered strewn across the site – with documentation leading Ashfield District Council officers to the culprit, who apologised for their actions and hit with a FPN.
A fly-tipper who discarded a fridge freezer on Bannerman Road in Kirkby was also fined after he was identified following a search of the area.
And when a sofa was fly-tipped on St Michael’s Street in Sutton, community protection officers conducted door to door investigations and found the person responsible – resulting in a £400 fine, which will be reduced if it is paid within 10 days.
Theresa Hodgkinson, director of place and communities at the council, said: “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.”