Thursday, 26 May 2016

Fly-tipped Household Waste Costs Houghton Man over £1500



A man from Houghton Regis has been ordered to pay over £1,500 for inappropriately discarding household waste. 

Jack Hughes, of Kensington Close, Houghton Regis was prosecuted for illegally disposing of waste on land which was not an authorised waste collection site. 

Mr Hughes pleaded guilty at his hearing at Luton Magistrates' Court on 26th April, and was fined £800, ordered to pay £80 victims surcharge and made to pay £686.80 costs to Central Bedfordshire Council, a total cost to him of £1566.80. 

Councillor Brian Spurr, Executive Member for Community Services, said: "Fly-tipping is a deliberate and thoughtless act that causes a blight on local environments. It is a source of pollution, a potential danger to public health and hazard to wildlife and it also undermines legitimate waste businesses. 

"We want Central Bedfordshire to remain a great place to live and work, which is why we have a zero tolerance attitude toward fly-tipping. Failure to properly dispose of any type of waste is simply not acceptable and we will take action against anyone caught - regardless of the quantity of discarded waste." 

If you spot anyone littering or fly-tipping, please call 0300 300 8302 or email the council at customers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk