Fly-tipper fined

Fly-tipper fined

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 11:37am 19th July 2013. (Updated at 6:23pm 19th July 2013)

 

A fly-tipper has been fined after dumping Christmas rubbish on the A58 between Wetherby and Leeds.

Packaging, cardboard delivery boxes, plastic bags and other items were found by street cleaning staff in a lay-by.

The rubbish was blowing into nearby hedges and fields.

Ross McCormack, from Bardsey, was later tracked down by enforcement officers.

McCormack was handed a £200 fine by Leeds magistrates and also ordered to pay nearly £900 in costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Councillor Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council's executive member for the environment, said: "Our recycling centres are open throughout the festive period to specifically allow people to recycle the extra waste that's created at that time of year. In fact, our recycling centres only shut three days a year.

"While the items in this case may have been left by litter bins with the misdirected idea that they'd be picked up as litter, this is a simple case of fly-tipping. Litter bins are for litter, not household waste.

"We're determined to stamp out this kind of lazy behaviour and we will take action against those who fail to help us keep Leeds clean and green."

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