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'Didn't seem worth the journey' attitude lands Thetford fly-tipper with £300 fine

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A Thetford fly-tipper who thought taking rubbish to the local recycling centre was not worth the trip has been fined £300 after deciding to fly-tip the waste by a town garage block.

An investigation carried out by Breckland Council's Enforcement Officers, with support by Serco waste collection colleagues, found evidence in the York Way fly-tip that linked to a local resident.

Although they had moved to a new house since the waste had been left, council officers were able to track down the culprit who confirmed they were responsible for some of the items in what had become a large fly-tip made by multiple people.

The fly-tip that was found at York Way in Thetford
The fly-tip that was found at York Way in Thetford

When asked by officers why they did not use the local recycling centre, which was just a mile from their home, the culprit stated 'it didn't seem worth the journey'.

Councillor Gordon Bambridge, executive member for waste and environment at Breckland Council, said: "If anyone needs to dispose of household waste, then there are countless legal options available, however fly-tipping is never acceptable.

"I hope this case sends a clear message that fly-tipping is simply not okay and we will take action."

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