Fly-tipping offender ordered to pay a total of more than £3550 on two separate offences

Published: Friday, 13th December 2019

Kettering Borough Council continues to act on fly-tipping.

Following a court hearing at Northampton Magistrates Court on Friday 6th December 2019, L R Garden and Home Improvements owner, Mr Liam Rodwell, has been ordered to pay a total of £3599.84 for two fly-tipping offences after two separate individuals hired his services to remove garden and general waste.


Rodwell’s customers who were charged £80.00 per load for disposal of their waste mistakenly believed that Rodwell had disposed of their waste at the tip. Instead, Rodwell fly-tipped the first customer’s waste at Grange Road, Geddington, on or around Tuesday 4th December 2018. The second customer’s waste was fly-tipped at Duck End, Cranford, on or around Thursday 3rd January 2019.

 
Liam Rodwell pleaded guilty in Court and for each offence he was fined £1384, which came to a total of £2768. He was also ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £693.84 and a victim surcharge of £138. 


Kettering Borough Council encourages members of the public to remain vigilant, particularly in our rural areas, and urge you to report any suspicious fly-tipping activity to us by calling 01536 410 333 or at www.kettering.gov.uk/flytipping


Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: “Fly-tipping not only blights neighbourhoods but costs time and money to remove it – resources that would be better spent elsewhere. Kettering Borough Council takes fly-tipping offences very seriously and will prosecute offenders where possible. I would urge anyone who spots fly-tippers to report it to the council on 01536 410 333 or online at www.kettering.gov.uk/flytipping”