Fly-tipping in Little Sodbury leads to fine for Yate man

March 27 2017

A YATE man was ordered to pay more than £1,100 in fines and costs after dumping rubbish in a lane in Little Sodbury.

A YATE man was ordered to pay more than £1,100 in fines and costs after dumping rubbish in a lane in Little Sodbury.

Wayne Ferris, of Celestine Road, discarded items that included general building and household waste, a barbecue and plastic chair in New Tyning Lane.

A witness identified the waste and Ferris as the person who had removed the material.

South Gloucestershire Council said Ferris was prosecuted for dumping the waste and transporting it without a waste transfer note. 

He was fined £480 and ordered to pay costs of £610, as well as a £48 victim surcharge, during a hearing at Bristol Magistrates’ Court.

Heather Goddard, the council’s communities committee chairwoman, said: “Fly-tipping is an issue that affects our communities and local environment and this type of behaviour will not be tolerated in South Gloucestershire.

“We have a 100 per cent conviction record on fly-tipping so offenders can expect to be caught and prosecuted.

“The duty of care to ensure the proper disposal of waste rests with everyone and there is no excuse to fly-tip - our Sort It! centres are open from 8.30am to 4.30pm, seven days a week.”

 Residents are advised to only give their rubbish to an Environment Agency-registered waste carrier.