On 1 March 2017, East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) officers discovered waste left next to a litter bin on Rushden’s Birch Road.
Evidence was found within the fly tip which indicated that Sarah Wilson, from Rushden, had allowed her waste to be taken away by a third party.
Miss Wilson had an opportunity to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice for the offence, but didn’t respond to correspondence to do so.
She was therefore fined £730 through a formal prosecution at Northampton Magistrates Court.
ENC’s Waste Manager, Charlotte Tompkins, said: “If you’re paying a third party to take away your waste, make sure you check the Environment Agency’s public register and secure contact details, keeping hold of receipts and/or other paperwork relating to the transfer of the waste. The waste remains your responsibility, so if it is fly tipped we will endeavour to prosecute you as the owner.”
You can check if someone has a waste carriers licence by visiting: https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register
If you see somebody fly tipping, you can help ENC by reporting it online: www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/flytipping