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Diss resident to pay £1,000 for fly tipping at Breckland service station

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A Diss resident has been issued three fixed penalty notices totalling £1,000 by Breckland Council for illegally transporting waste and fly tipping construction waste and plasterboard at a Snetterton services.

It came to light after Breckland Council Enforcement Officers received an online report that up to 15 bags of waste had been dumped at the busy services.

Through CCTV and witness statements, the council was able to identify the vehicle involved and trace the owner.

The fixed penalty notices from Breckland Council totalled £1,000.
The fixed penalty notices from Breckland Council totalled £1,000.

Cllr Gordon Bambridge, executive member for waste and the environment at the council, said: "With the help of CCTV, witness statements and excellent detective work by our officers, we have been able to issue a significant fine to a reckless fly tipper.

I hope this makes them think twice about dumping waste in the future and deters others from being so thoughtless.”

With substantial evidence available, Breckland Council was able to issue three fixed penalty notices which included fines for failing to hold a waste carriers license, providing a waste transfer notice and duty of care.

In addition, since being issued with the fine and speaking to Breckland Council officers about the impact this case has caused, the perpetrator later contacted the business affected to apologise and help make amends.

Rather than accept a contribution towards the clear up costs, the retail manager suggested the person makes a donation to a charity that the company supports.

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