Bolton Council has taken seven residents to court as part of its continued crack down on flytipping.
Lee Sherman pleaded guilty to flytipping 25 bags of waste on Captain St Car Park in Horwich and was fined £185, costs of £120 and £30 victim surcharge.
Kelly Chanetsa attended and pleaded guilty of dumping back street waste and received a six month conditional discharge, £150 costs and £20 victim surcharge. Justina Horvatha also attended and pleaded guilty of dumping waste in the back streets and was fined £80, costs of £100 and victim surcharge of £30.
Eileen Devenport did not attend, but was found guilty in absence of dumping back street waste and was fined £440, £197 costs plus £44 victim surcharge. Kelly Marie Taylor was also found guilty in absence of dumping waste and was fined £440, ordered to pay £713 in costs plus £44 victim surcharge.
Finally, Heba Nafel was found guilty in her absence of flytipping a mattress and sofa on two separate occasions and fined £880 plus £689 costs and a £44 victim surcharge.
Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Nick Peek said:
“Flytipping is anti-social behavior, which shows a complete disregard for the local area and all sorts of problems for local people.
The waste also costs local taxpayers for the council to remove it.
We are pleased that these fines have been handed out and hope they will act as a deterrent to those thinking of leaving their waste in the back streets in future.
If residents see anyone fly tipping or see any sites which has flytipped waste on it, please contact us. Flytipping can be reported on our website and more information is available at http://www.bolton.gov.uk/flytipping.”