Two fly tippers are £400 worse off this Christmas having each been issued with a fixed penalty notice by Surrey Heath Borough Council’s corporate enforcement officers.
Having received information from partners at Accent, the council officers obtained CCTV footage which showed two individuals emptying the contents of a van of DIY waste into the communal bins at Wimbledon Road, Camberley.
The culprits, who cannot be named, were traced via the van’s owner, leading to a £400 fixed penalty notice being issued to them both.
Accent Regional Housing Director, Rob Mills said: “This is a great example of collaborative working between Accent and Surrey Heath Borough Council. We will continue to work together to tackle anti-social behaviour, including fly tipping, across the Borough.”
The council's Corporate Enforcement Manager Julia Greenfield said: “Earlier this year we launched a joint anti-fly tipping campaign with Accent Housing, and we thank them for their help in this case."
"Publicity for the campaign included leafleting areas that historically have been blighted by fly tipping. Issuing these Fixed Penalty Notices shows we are proactively targeting fly tippers."
“There is no excuse for people not legitimately disposing of their waste, and we will continue to take action against people who are caught carrying out this criminal act.”
Fly tipping can be reported at www.surreyheath.gov.uk/fly-tipping or by telephoning 01276 707100.