£3,500 Fine For Winchester Fly Tipper
Winchester City Council has successfully prosecuted a man who pleaded to three offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and has now been fined £3,430.
The offender was charged with failing to prevent an illegal deposit of waste and he was charged with failure to provide a waste transfer note.
Residents have continued to play a vital role in spotting and reporting fly-tipping via the Your Winchester app and the council's customer service team. The council has continued with is roll-out of CCTV cameras at known ‘hot spots’ to deter would be fly tippers.
Cllr Angela Clear, Winchester City Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing said:
“Fly tipping is unacceptable and the council is continuing to doggedly pursue individuals who blight our beautiful district with illegally discarded waste. We’re grateful to the public who report these incidents to us so we can take action and cut this out of our community.”
Please report any fly tipping you find or witness to Winchester City using the Your Winchester app or calling Customer Services 01962 840 222.
Top tips for how to deal with fly-tipping in your area:
· Check to see if it has a sticker attached to it. If it does, we’re aware and we’re arranging disposal.
· Use the MyCouncil app to log the exact location or lookout for the nearest landmark.
· Approach the culprit. They’re committing a crime - your safety is paramount.
· Touch the waste it could be dangerous and it can be used as evidence.
· Remove anything from the site.