A Calne man has been fined £400 for flytipping following a report to Wiltshire Council enforcement officers.
A council officer inspected flytipped waste on a footpath behind Tern Close, Calne on 30 August 2016. The officer seized evidence from the waste – which included food, wallpaper, packaging and shredded paperwork. The man was subsequently interviewed under caution and paid the fixed penalty notice in full.
From 9 May 2016, the Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalty Notices) Regulations 2016 amended the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to allow local authorities in England to issue a fixed penalty notice for flytipping. This provides local authorities with a more efficient and proportionate response to small-scale flytipping of waste.
Philip Whitehead, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for highways, said: “We are committed to tackling waste crime such as flytipping. It costs the taxpayer millions a year to clean up, and is a significant blight on our local environment. Fixed penalty notices continue to be a significant additional tool available to us in combating this illegal activity”.