Carrier bags of waste dumped
CARRIER bags of waste dumped near a popular fishing pool have resulted in magistrates handing down a £655 fine.
Silviou Lupu, 26, of Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent, admitted an offence under the Environmental Protection Act of not taking appropriate care of his household waste.
In an interview he said he paid someone on Facebook to get rid of the rubbish but did not have the person’s name.
He was fined £120 and ordered to pay £505 in costs with a £30 victim surcharge for the Fulford offence by Newcastle Magistrates on Monday 10th July.
Carrier bags full of his household waste had been dumped near Black Lake, Fulford.
The magistrates were told that it cost Stafford Borough Council tax payers more than £140,000 to clean up fly tipping over the last five years.
Following the case, Councillor Frank Finlay, cabinet member for environment and health, said: “We will not tolerate any form of littering and if you are caught then expect to be fined or prosecuted.
“People who have a pride in their area are rightly outraged when others treat our town and country lanes as a dumping ground.
“But we need the help of the public to trace the offenders, so if anyone has information on fly tipping then please let us know immediately.”
Carrie-Ann McAlynn, aged 34, of Milton Grove, Stafford admitted similar offences at two locations in Stafford in October and December last year. She was fined £200 and ordered to pay court costs and a victim surcharge totalling £540 by the justices in Newcastle at the end of last month.
People with information can contact the council in confidence via email@example.com or calling 01785 619401.
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