A Peterborough resident has been fined £400 after fly-tipping a pile of waste in the city.
Charlie Gooderson admitted leaving wood, cardboard, mattresses and other waste in Fulbridge Road, Werrington.
An investigation by Peterborough City Council found evidence which led enforcement officers to an address in central Peterborough.
On Wednesday, April 22 Charlie Gooderson of Copsewood, Werrington appeared before Peterborough Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawfully depositing controlled waste (fly-tipping). Gooderson was fined £400 based on his means and ordered to pay costs of an additional £500 which included investigation and clear up costs, and a victim surcharge of £40.
Gooderson responded to an advert on Facebook, offering to clear some waste from a property for a charge of £60. The waste was later found dumped by a pumping station on Fulbridge Road, Werrington.
Gooderson denied any involvement in dumping the waste when interviewed under caution. But statements collected from key witnesses helped Peterborough City Council decide to pursue their enforcement of this matter via the Magistrates Court.
The matter was referred to Peterborough Magistrates Court and Gooderson duly pleaded guilty as charged.
If residents witness people flytipping they should call 01733 747474 to report it.