Large fly-tip dumped in Barton in the Beans last weekend – appeal launched to identify fly-tipper

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 21 March 2022

A LARGE FLY-TIP was carelessly dumped by a fly-tipper in Barton in the Beans last weekend.

The fly-tip dumped in Barton in the Beans (Image: HBBC)

It was left on Green Lane over the course of the weekend, according to a post on the Facebook page for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC), where many images of the mess were shared.

Included in the mess is a brown-fronted dishwasher, old kitchen units, a children’s play frame, littered fast-food wrappers, milk cartons, plastic bags, and planks of wood.

And, one white plastic bag for a construction firm named FloPlast was included in the tip, with “Leicester” written on it in blue ink and block capitals.

Today (Monday, 21 March), the Borough Council have launched a public appeal in a bid to identify the fly-tipper responsible.

Those with information that can help in identifying the person responsible are being asked to get in touch with the Borough Council by messaging their page on Facebook, linked here.

Alternatively, their Clean Neighbourhood Teams can be called with any information, on 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 websitelinked here.

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