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Council prosecutes fly-tipper for illegally dumped waste

A man who dumped multiple bags of waste on Kingswell Street Northampton has had to pay out £1760 after being found guilty for fly-tipping.

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) officers carried out a routine patrol in the area in December 2022, when they came across a pile of white and black refuse sacks dumped on the side of the street. After carrying out a thorough investigation they discovered they belonged Mr Mario Ionita of Woolmonger Street, Northampton.

Ionita was served with a fixed penalty notice of £150, which he failed to pay and a prosecution case was heard at Wellingborough Magistrates on 1 August 2023. Ionaita failed to attend and was found guilty in his absence to a fine of £1760, costs were awarded of £971.48 and victim surcharge of £704.

We will not hesitate to take action against those who think they can carelessly discard of their waste on our streets, causing a negative impact on our environment and our communities. There is simply no excuse for fly tipping, and it is fantastic to see that our officers have been able to successfully prosecute the offender.Cllr David Smith, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Engagement, and Regulatory Services at WNC

People can report fly-tipping on our website, along with details of any information which can help to pinpoint the offenders. To find out more visit our cleaner communities page.

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