Fly-tipper hit with £1500 fine for County Durham garage dump
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
A FLY-TIPPER who left a "disgusting" and "vile" mess inside a County Durham garage - which included dumping a shopping trolley and plastic sheeting - has been slapped with a hefty fine.
The male, who hasn't yet been identified by Durham County Council, was caught at the end of last year ditching rubbish in his garage in Tanfield Lea, Stanley, with no intention of clearing it away.
Despite wardens and officers from the county council visiting the property to order the resident to clear up his waste, which included building materials, a shopping trolley, plastic sheeting and debris, which the council adjudged to be "insecure" and "unsafe".
After leaving the rubbish to accrue over a six month period, Durham County Council confirmed today (May 17) that they have fined the male £1585 after he appeared in court, having failed to pay a previous fine.