Four and a half tonnes of soil and bricks dumped in Earl Shilton – Council call on public to identify fly-tipper

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 7 March 2022

FOUR and a half tonnes of soil and bricks were illegally fly-tipped on the side of a road in Earl Shilton six days ago (Tuesday, 1 March).

The cordoned-off fly-tip being disposed of (Image: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council)

The mess was left on the side of Watery Lane in Earl Shilton – and as a result, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) had to send out a total of three teams to rid the road of the mess and dispose of it properly.

The Green Spaces Team, Refuse Team and Clean Neighbourhood Team all had to work together in sweeping up the mess, before they transported it over to a landfill site.

Watery Lane was subsequently swept up and cleared of any mess that was left.

Council appealing for details

A public appeal was launched by the Borough Council on Facebook two days ago (Saturday, 5 March), encouraging anybody with details that can help the Council to identify the suspect to come forward with any information.

Those with information that can help to identify the fly-tipper are being asked to get in touch with the Borough Council by messaging their page on Facebook, linked here.

Alternatively, you contact the Clean Neighbourhood Teams by calling 01455 238141.

Fly-tipping is illegal

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence – and as such, under Section 33 (1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Clean Neighbourhood Team are able to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to those who illegally fly-tip their waste.

Fly-tippers will be slapped with a fixed penalty notice of £400, but these can be discounted to £200 if early payments are made within 10 days.

If you spot anybody fly-tipping, or traces of any fly-tipped mess in the borough, it should be reported to the Borough Council online, which can be done so on their official website, linked here.

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