Crack down on fly-tipping across Salisbury Plain

Crack down on fly-tipping across Salisbury Plain

Published by Jack Deery at 5:42am 3rd December 2019. (Updated at 6:58am 3rd December 2019)

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Wiltshire Council and MOD Police are joining forces after a number of incidents where people have been charged.

A Tidworth resident has been issued with a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice after he was found to have dumped on MOD land near the town. 

He has also been ordered to clean it up after he admitted he'd done it to Wiltshire Council's Environmental Enforcement Officers. 

Another man from Warminster was given the council's sixth household duty of care FPN after he failed to check the licence details of a person he paid to take waste away. 

Salibury Plain Duty of Care FPN
Waste was found dumped on the plain

It was then found dumped on the plain. 

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste, said: 

"The fly-tipping fixed penalty notice is one example of the range of enforcement tools available to the council to combat this disgusting act.

It blights our environment and costs us and MOD tens of thousands to clear each year. The perpetrators could have easily taken their waste to the local Household Recycling Centre or used their own household waste, which is collected fortnightly.

I would urge anyone with any information about fly-tipping in Wiltshire to report it to us with as much information as possible, and any successful prosecution or payment of a Fixed Penalty Notice will earn a voucher of up to £200 for the person who reported it, as part of our We're Targeting Fly-tippers campaign."

The reward scheme was launched earlier this year with the reward vouchers for High Street stores.

Anyone caught fly-tipping could be ordered to pay a £400 fixed penalty notice or be taken to court, where they face an unlimited fine or imprisonment. 

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