Thetford resident fined £600 by Breckland Council after regularly fly-tipping next to St Martin's Way bin
A Thetford resident who admitted to regularly fly tipping waste next to a public bin in Thetford has been fined £600 by Breckland Council.
Reports that domestic waste was frequently being left by a community litter bin in St Martins Way prompted an investigation by the district council to identify the culprit.
The investigation included house-to-house visits in the area, evidence-gathering from the council's Serco waste crews, and crucial information provided the community.
The council's enforcement team were then able to identify the culprit quickly and they admitted ignoring anti-flytipping warning posters previously put up by the council.
The fly-tipper was interviewed under caution and admitted to fly tipping in the area by the public bin. Since the enforcement action has taken place the area has seen a reduction in fly tipping there.
Cllr Gordon Bambridge, executive member for waste and environment at Breckland Council, said: "Leaving waste next to the bin is just as reckless as any other fly-tipping incident, as it impacts the local community and environment I would therefore like to thank residents for supporting our Enforcement Team in this investigation, which has had a significant impact on reducing fly tipping in their local area.
"From educating people about how to legally dispose of waste to enforcing fly tipping fines, we hope we are sending a clear message that everyone has options in legally disposing of waste, and that fly tipping is simply not acceptable in our community, our market towns or rural hinterlands."
To report a fly tip in Breckland visit www.breckland.gov.uk/flytip