Mansfield District Council issue £2,000 of fly-tipping fines from ONE  spot since October

Mansfield District Council has issued more than £2,000 in fly-tipping fines in four months.
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A temporary camera was installed at the council-owned car park in Barringer Road, from October 18 2019 to January 13 2020.

The camera logged 55 vehicles implicated in fly tips left at the bottle and clothing bank in the car park, opposite the River Maun Recreation Centre.

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Sofas are amongst some of the rubbish dumped in the hotspot, despite there being two tips within a ten minute drive.

The camera shows rubbish dumped in the car parkThe camera shows rubbish dumped in the car park
The camera shows rubbish dumped in the car park

Before Christmas, 30 fly-tipping incidents led to 11 £200 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) being issued to people who dumped unauthorised rubbish at the recycling point.

One such offender was issued with a £75 FPN for littering.

Since Christmas there have been a further 25 fly tipping incidents captured by the camera and the council has 16 investigations currently ongoing.

Councillor Amanda Fisher, portfolio holder for communities and wellbeing, said: "Fly tipping is not acceptable behaviour and we are just not going to allow people who make this sort of mess get away with it.

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“We fully intend to continue to use CCTV cameras and catch fly tippers in this district.

“We have six deployable cameras that we can put in fly-tip hotspots at very short notice and this modern technology captures clear images that can be used in prosecutions as evidence.

“It is quite mystifying why people continue to leave bags of general waste - and even sofas and other furniture - at this recycling point rather than taking them to one of two tips which are just a ten-minute drive away.

“And it is not even a covert camera that is catching them.

“They fly tip waste despite a CCTV camera being in full view.

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“Why would anyone risk a £200 fine, and potentially a criminal record, just to get rid of a bag of general waste or a bit furniture, especially when there is somewhere they can dispose of their waste legally just down the road?"

Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence for which you can be prosecuted.

For information about reporting fly-tipping, see: