Fine for Thetford fly-tipper who 'forgot' to put out bins and twice dumped waste in Kilverstone estate woodland
A fly-tipper who 'forgot' to put out his bins and twice dumped waste in scenic woodland has been fined £600.
The Thetford resident fly-tipped in woodland on the town's Kilverstone estate and has been warned that any further incident could result in a court appearance.
As part of an investigation by Breckland Council, the fly-tipper said he had 'forgotten' to put out his household bins and decided to dump the household waste.
However, the council’s enforcement team tracked him down and he admitted to dumping the waste as well as returning to the site to fly-tip laminate flooring from DIY renovations.
The resident was issued with a £600 fixed penalty notice fine by Breckland Council, which could increase to £800 if not paid promptly.
The money will be used to fund future investigations and enforcement action.
He agreed to write a letter of apology to the landowner and clear up the waste.
Cllr Gordon Bambridge, executive member for waste and environment at Breckland Council, said: "Our enforcement team has again conducted a quick investigation and, with the support of the landowners, modern technology and the public, the culprit has been identified and received a sizeable fine.
"We have a zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping in Breckland and I hope this experience will make this resident – and others – seriously think twice about fly tipping in our community."