Investigations lead to flytipping fine

Flytipped rubbish at Enderby Hall
Rubbish flytipped at Enderby Hall.
Photo: Blaby District Council

An Enderby resident has been fined £400 for flytipping bed and mattress packaging following extensive investigations.

Blaby District Council’s Environmental Health team were made aware of the dump of rubbish at Enderby Hall, back in October.

Their investigations led the team to speak with people across the country to identify the flytipper after discovering the packaging had originated in East Sussex.

The Council liaised with Bensons for Beds and their parent company, Steinhoff Retail in Gloucestershire, to request information under Section 29 of the Data Protection Act 1998. This information helped to identify the owner of the bed.

A discussion with the bed’s owner in Hastings saw the investigation turn to an employee of a company specialising in furniture assembly who lived in Enderby.

The person admitted the flytipping offence under caution and was given a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice.

Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Health Improvement, Leisure & Regulatory Services, said:

“We have seen yet another instance of someone being lazy and deciding to dump rubbish illegally instead of driving less than two miles to Whetstone Tip.

“This case shows how much investigation work we will undertake if there is a trail of evidence that may lead to the culprit. Flytipping is an offence we take very seriously and there is absolutely no excuse for it.”

Residents who witness flytipping can report it online by visiting www.blaby.gov.uk/flytipping, emailing environmental.health@blaby.gov.uk or calling 0116 272 7555.

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