A Peterborough man has been fined over £500 after pleading guilty to fly tipping.
Marian Igmuth now of Crawthorne Street, Peterborough appeared before Peterborough Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawfully depositing controlled waste.
He was fined £265 based on his means and ordered to pay costs of an additional £250 which included the council investigation and clear up costs, as well as a victim surcharge of £27.
The prosecution followed a city council investigation which found evidence in a large fly tip consisting of furniture, glass and cardboard that had been left on a path in Cromwell Road, Peterborough. The evidence found led enforcement officers to an address on the same street.
Igmuth was then interviewed by council enforcement officers after evidence found was linked to his previous address in Cromwell Road. The matter was referred to Peterborough Magistrates Court and Igmuth duly pleaded guilty as charged.
If residents witness people fly tipping they should call 01733 747474 to report it.
Councillor Gavin Elsey, cabinet member for digital, waste and street scene said: “Fly tipping is a crime, plain and simple. If we find evidence of fly tipping and believe we can successfully prosecute we will take perpetrators to court.
“We clear thousands of fly tips every year costing the taxpayer around £250,000. So if you do fly tip, please stop, it is a nuisance and it costs all of us money. If you see anyone tipping give us a call on 747474 and we will do all we can to catch people in the act and bring them to court.”