A resident who fly-tipped two fridges on a village pavement has been given the first fly-tipping fixed penalty notice by Blaby District Council’s Environmental Health team.
The two fridges were dumped on Moores Lane, Enderby, back in May.
A vigilant resident came forward to offer a witness statement after seeing the offence take place.
After investigation from the Council’s Environmental Health officers, the fly-tipper was bought in for an interview under caution and admitted the offence.
A £400 fine was issued in what is the first penalty of its kind in the district since new powers were given to tackle small scale fly-tipping within the district.
Fixed penalty notices are seen as an alternative to taking some fly-tippers to court.
Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Health Improvement, Leisure & Regulatory Services, said:
“We hope this news gives confidence to residents to come forward if they witness any offences take place, and also emphasises just how seriously we take fly-tipping.
“These fridges could have been disposed of legally less than two miles away at Leicestershire County Council’s Whetstone Tip. Instead the fly-tipper has paid a £400 fine for his selfish actions.”