A householder who dumped his rubbish next to a lay-by bin has had to pay a £300 fine.
The unsightly pile of debris – which included cuddly toys and household waste– was reported by a council officer after being dumped on the A18 near Althorpe.
Enforcement officers sifted through the waste and found evidence pointing to the culprit and a Gainsborough address.
He was issued with a Duty of Care Fixed Penalty Notice of £400, reduced to £300 due to early payment within ten days.
Fixed penalty notices provide a means of dealing with fly-tipping enforcement without the need to present evidence in court. This means it can be resolved more quickly where people admit the offence.
However, if it would cost more to clear up the fly-tipping than the fine would recover, officers will pursue a criminal prosecution.
Residents are urged to think carefully before giving waste to people advertising online.
If someone offers to take your waste away for little cost, it is likely they aren’t licensed, and your rubbish could end up dumped – and you could be slapped with a fine.
More information about how to check if someone is a registered waste carrier is available on the fly-tipping section of our website.
The council is waging war on fly-tippers and litter as part of our commitment to enhance the local environment and make North Lincolnshire cleaner and greener.
We spend more than £1 million a year cleaning up after other people and are currently dealing with an average of 75 fly-tipping cases every week.
Flytipping can be reported via the dedicated form on our website, where you can also see a map of North Lincolnshire showing where we are currently dealing with reports.