A resident in Corby has been successfully prosecuted for Flytipping under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 thanks to the work of Corby and Kettering Borough Council’s Shared Street Scene Service.
Jewrzy Ostrowicki of Highbrook, Corby pleaded guilty to depositing items of waste, namely general household waste in contravention of s(33)(1) and (6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in October 2018. Mr Ostrowicki failed to attend court in May 2019 and the Magistrates issued a warrant without bail for his arrest. Mr Ostrowicki was presented to the court on Monday, 2nd December 2019.
Following the resident’s guilty plea, he was ordered to pay a fine of £600, victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £591.70.
Spokesperson for Corby Borough Council, said:
“We have zero tolerance for flytipping and appropriate enforcement action will be taken in relation to this should offenders be caught. Flytipping is a blight on the community and this prosecution is just another example of our commitment to keeping the town clean and green whilst encouraging others to do the same.”
This case illustrates the determination of the council officers and its legal team to tackle the blight of fly-tipping across Corby. Where residents fail to co-operate with investigations or fail to attend court, we will pursue people to the full extent of the law.
There is a simple way to avoid a visit from an enforcement officer or a visit to court and that is to comply with your duty-of-care in relation to waste. Our campaign SCRAP Fly-tipping is helping to further educate residents in regard to their responsibilities. For more information, visit https://www.corby.gov.uk/fly-tipping.