North East Lincolnshire Council successfully prosecuted a man after his car was used to fly-tip waste at a bring to recycling bank in Grimsby.
Wayne Kiss, 37, of Wroxham Avenue, Grimsby, pleaded guilty to an offence under the Environmental Protection Act.
His black Citroen C2 vehicle was caught on CCTV arriving at Fisherman’s Wharf on 2 April 2021.
An occupant of the car took cardboard boxes from the vehicle, dumped them next to the recycling bins and then drove away.
The person fly-tipping the rubbish could not be identified from the footage, but enforcement officers were able to trace the vehicle to Kiss.
Officers sent him a fixed penalty notice on 24 November 2021, but he failed to pay the fine. As a result, he appeared before Grimsby Magistrates’ Court on Friday 9 December.
Magistrates fined Kiss £200 and ordered him to pay a £34 victim surcharge but did not order him to pay a contribution towards costs because he had spent a day in custody.
Cllr Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“We will not tolerate fly-tipping in our borough. All incidents are investigated and where there is enough evidence, we will take legal action.
“This case stands as a reminder that even if you aren’t the person who personally fly tips waste you are responsible in the eyes of the law should your vehicle be used by anyone to transport waste that is found to be illegally dumped.
“It costs taxpayers in North East Lincolnshire tens of thousands of pounds each year to clear up illegally dumped waste.
“The rubbish could easily have been taken to the tip for free and disposed of correctly, there was no need to dump it.”
Fisherman’s Wharf bring to recycling bank was removed in May 2022 due to excessive fly-tipping.
Report fly-tipping at www.nelincs.gov.uk/flytipping.