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Thetford fly-tipper fined by Breckland Council

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A Thetford man has been fined £745 by Breckland Council after illegally dumping waste in Kilverstone.

After the man was interviewed under Police caution, the council’s Enforcement Officer issued him with a fixed penalty notice of £400 for fly-tipping, plus a further £300 for not having an appropriate waste carrier’s license and £45 administration charge.

It comes as the result of a successful investigation by the council, which was prompted by a member of the public reporting the fly-tip to the district council.

Breckland Council fined the fly-tipper £745
Breckland Council fined the fly-tipper £745

The council’s officer investigated the site and was able to link the waste to the offender, who had been hired by another local resident to clear away household furniture and take it to the local recycling centre, but instead dumped it on a nearby open patch of land.

Cllr Alison Webb, Executive Member for Housing, Health and Environment at Breckland Council, said: “Fly-tipping is illegal and a serious environmental crime that harms the countryside and costs taxpayers money to clear up.

The fly-tipping left at Kilverstone (14123886)
The fly-tipping left at Kilverstone (14123886)

"The council has a zero tolerance approach towards fly-tipping and we will not hesitate to take action to make sure people pay for their crimes and hopefully deter people who may consider doing this in the future.

"Householders are being encouraged to be particularly wary of businesses that only operate through social media or those who come to their door offering to take away rubbish cheaply. Residents can report suspected fly tipping online at www.breckland.gov.uk/flytip or contact the council direct.”