Landowners alerted after fly-tipping incidents

large-scale-fly-tipping-iLandowners are being urged to secure their land after two separate cases of large scale fly-tipping.

The incidents occurred within five days of each other, with the waste made up of various materials including fabric, industrial materials and wood.

Moving and disposing of the waste may cost several thousand pounds.

Fly-tipping on this scale is unusual for the District of Blaby, with the Council advising land owners to be vigilant and ensure any entrances to their property are secured or obstructed to try and prevent these offences from continuing.

Caroline Harbour, Environmental Health Manager, said:

“We aren’t used to seeing something on this scale in our area and it is an offence we are taking very seriously. Anyone found guilty of this type of offence would face prosecution, with a maximum fine of £50,000 and up to five years in prison.

“We want to make land owners in our district and the county aware of these incidents to make sure they do everything they can to secure their land, and we’d urge anyone with information to come forward to us.”

Anyone with information on fly-tipping offences can report it online with as much information as possible via www.blaby.gov.uk/flytipping, or call 0116 272 7555.

Fly-tipped rubbish

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]

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