Yate man dumped rubbish at side of Chipping Sodbury lane

May 02 2022
Yate man dumped rubbish at side of Chipping Sodbury lane

A YATE man has been prosecuted after dumping chippings, flagstones and a "large number" of black bags full of rubbish in Chipping Sodbury.

South Gloucestershire Council’s Environmental Crime Team found evidence which led them to David Todd after the rubbish was found at Little Sodbury End Lane, Chipping Sodbury, in May 2020.

At Bristol Magistrates Court Todd, aged 22, of Harescombe, Yate was found guilty of fly-tipping and fined £534.

A council spokesperson said: "Todd stated that he was approached at home by a man who asked if he had any rubbish he wanted to get rid of.

"He claimed to have given the man six to eight black bags of household waste to dispose of but only gave a brief description of the individual and the vehicle he was driving."

Council cabinet member for local place Rachael Hunt said: "We will pursue anyone who dumps their rubbish illegally through the courts and we have a 100% success rate for securing convictions for this type of offence.

"Anyone who fly-tips in South Gloucestershire is five times more likely to be prosecuted than anywhere else in the country.

"We all have a responsibility to dispose of our waste in a responsible and lawful manner and if you hire a company to dispose of your waste, it is your responsibility to ensure they have the relevant waste carrier licences, or you could face a fine."

Unwanted goods and household or garden waste can all be disposed of at no cost via the council’s Sort IT! centres.

Residents who see illegal fly-tipping are encouraged to report it by contacting the StreetCare helpdesk on 01454 868000, emailing streetcare@southglos.gov.uk or visiting www.southglos.gov.uk/flytipping.