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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.

The fly-tipped waste in woodland on the Kilverstone estate in Thetford. Picture: Breckland Council
The fly-tipped waste in woodland on the Kilverstone estate in Thetford. Picture: Breckland Council

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.

The culprit later returned to dump laminate flooring from DIY renovations. Picture: Breckland Council
The culprit later returned to dump laminate flooring from DIY renovations. Picture: Breckland Council

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."

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