A London-based company has been hit with a fine after a huge pile of rubbish was dumped in the county.
The 20-tonne fly-tip in East Goscote has now been removed by the company at their own expense, Charnwood Borough Council has said.
The waste disposal company, which has not been named by the council was issued a £400 fine over the mess.
The council says the company had subcontracted another firm to dispose of the waste.
The authority is now trying to track down those responsible for causing the mess, with a view to handing out a further fine.
A Charnwood Borough Council spokesperson said: “The council takes fly-tipping extremely seriously. All reports of fly-tipping are investigated and action taken against those responsible where there is enough evidence.
“The most common form of action we take is through a £400 fixed penalty notice and the offenders also pay for the waste to be removed as was the case with the company in question which paid for the disposal of their waste at their own expense.
"The council is continuing to investigate this incident to trace other parties who may have been involved and further fines could be issued.
"We would encourage people to continue to report fly-tips to discourage this behaviour by people and organisations who have no regards for the local environment or the people living in it.”
All fly-tips reported to the council will be investigated, the authority said.