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Flytippers fined nearly £1,850 for dumping waste in a quiet lane at Atherton.
4:40pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
FLYTIPPERS are being warned that they face hefty fines if they are caught dumping rubbish illegally.
The warning comes after four men from Atherton pleaded guilty to dumping material left over from a kitchen renovation in Colliery Lane, Atherton.
Blake Cox, Carlton Fox, Jordan Mason and Joshua Mason, all from Atherton, were caught by Wigan Council’s Environmental Services Team and appeared last month before Wigan & Leigh Magistrates Court. They were fined a total of £1,846.
They charged £120 for the removal, although none of them was a registered waste carrier.
Councillor Kevin Anderson, Wigan Council Cabinet member for the Environment, said: “This case should be seen as an example that fly-tipping is not acceptable under any circumstances and there will be serious consequences if you are caught dumping waste illegally.
“Wigan Council uses the latest CCTV technology along with other methods to catch offenders and will continue working hard to make sure fly-tipping does not happen in the borough.”
The authority is reminding residents that they should only give their rubbish to authorised, licensed waste carriers and warn that allowing unauthorised carriers to dispose of waste is an offence. To report fly-tipping contact Environmental Services on 01942 404364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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