Landlord fined over rubbish-filled garden

Bins, Waste and Recycling
11:46, Thursday, 21st October 2021

A landlord has been fined after ignoring two warnings to get rubbish on their property cleaned up.

A Community Protection Warning was served on the empty house in Scunthorpe last year followed by a Community Protection Notice.

The landlord cleared up the property, but did not check up on it regularly as the notice – served under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act – required.

The house was monitored by North Lincolnshire Council enforcement officers and a fixed penalty notice of £100 issued.

The fine was paid and the rubbish is now being cleared.

North Lincolnshire Council has a zero-tolerance policy towards rubbish and enforcement officers have a wide range of powers, including fines for anyone caught dropping litter, fly-tipping, not disposing of rubbish properly or paying un-registered operators to take it away.

Anyone witnessing littering or fly-tipping is urged to take photos or video footage and upload them to the portal on the council website, where the evidence will be used to pursue those responsible.

You can also report dog fouling and overflowing bins on the website, and find information about the growing army of volunteer litter-pickers across North Lincolnshire dedicated to keeping the community clean.