£400 fine for flytipper caught on CCTV

Bins, Waste and Recycling
16:04, Monday, 28th February 2022

A Scunthorpe resident who was spotted dumping cardboard, household waste and rubble into a garden was fined after being spotted on CCTV.

The North Lincolnshire Council-owned cameras filmed the resident in an alleyway between Dale Street and Frodingham Road, where he was seen offloading the rubbish into the private garden of a vacant property.

Council officers reviewed the footage and were able to identify the offender and serve a £400 fixed penalty notice.

The resident admitted the offence and paid the fine in full.

The council has a number of CCTV cameras sited in fly-tipping hotspots, and officers use footage, along with witness statements and evidence sifted from fly-tipped rubbish, to track down offenders.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Yet another fly-tipper has been caught and fined by our enforcement team.

“We are thoroughly committed to keeping North Lincolnshire clean for the people who live and work here, as is our army of community-minded local volunteer litter-pickers.”

“We spend £1m a year cleaning up other people’s waste and hundreds of new high-capacity bins have recently been installed across the area.

“We are one of the best areas in the country for kerbside collections and our household recycling centres take a wide range of waste and recycling.

“There is just no excuse for fly-tipping.”

If you have evidence of fly-tipping, including phone footage, that could lead to the perpetrator being caught and fined, you can upload it anonymously via the portal on the council’s flytipping page.