Two Corby residents have each been fined £400 after being caught and admitting to fly tipping. The fines come following the work of Corby and Kettering’s dedicated Street Scene Team.
The first fine was given to a resident residing in Corby following an investigation to rubbish that was repeatedly dumped in the same location on Saxilby Close over a number of weeks. A Street Scene Enforcement Officer was able to interview the resident in the location where the rubbish was dumped and following their admission, was given a Fixed Penalty Notice of £400.
Waste produced at a property is the responsibility of the owner, until it is transferred to a licenced waste carrier or collected by the waste authority.
The second fine was given to a resident in Corby who dumped rubbish in a skip on Llewelyn Walk, Corby. Following investigation by a Street Scene Enforcement Officer and an Environmental Officer for Corby Borough Council, an interview was carried out and the resident admitted to putting rubbish in the skip without permission, resulting in a Fixed Penalty Notice of £400.
Depositing rubbish in or around a skip that has not been hired by yourself for your own purpose is fly tipping and could result in enforcement action.
Corby Borough Council offers a Bulky Waste Collection service whereby six items can be arranged for collection for just £24. This is a service that has carried on throughout the pandemic. A discount is offered to those in receipt of benefits.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said:
“A big thank you to our Street Scene and Environmental Teams who have carried out thorough investigations to find and fine the few residents who insist on fly tipping. Another big thank you to the residents who notify us of the problem as well so that we are able to take action.
“Fly tipping is an offence and a blight on our community and we are committed to ensuring the people who do it end up receiving the consequences.
“Much of the rubbish our officers find can be recycled, which would increase the room residents have in their general waste bin. Residents can have multiple recycling bins as long as they are being used correctly and not contaminated with the incorrect waste.”
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.