A man has been fined £400 for leaving his bags of recycling next to a collection bin, rather than putting them in it.
CCTV captured the man from Lyneham, Wiltshire, leaving bin liners full of waste next to the recycling bins in Sainsbury’s car park, Royal Wootton Bassett. The waste was left underneath a sign warning people not to fly-tip waste next to recycling bins.
The car park has become a hot-spot for fly-tipping. Wiltshire Council’s environmental enforcement team has issued more than £1,200 in fines to people fly-tipping at this location, and the team is currently investigating two other incidents.
"We regularly receive complaints from residents about the waste being dumped in these locations, which often ends up being blown around as litter, encouraging rats, maggots and flies.
Fly-tipping is defined as the illegal dumping of items. If your waste is fly-tipped, by you or by someone else on your behalf, you could face a £400 fixed penalty notice, prosecution and/or an unlimited fine or imprisonment.
You are fly-tipping if you leave rubbish:
Beside recycling banks
On the floor of communal bin areas
Outside closed recycling centres and charity shops
Anywhere that isn’t a registered waste facility or container or on any land without a waste management licence