Grantham fly-tipper fined for dumping waste next to picturesque countryside
A Grantham man who dumped his household and garden waste on a track next to picturesque countryside has been fined £250 by magistrates.
Declan Kay, of Valley Road, fly-tipped fast food wrappers, plastic bottles, a pair of shoes, furniture and his garden waste off Heath Lane, in Barkston Heath, in August this year.
On Monday he pleaded guilty to one charge of depositing controlled waste without a waste management licence, contrary to Section 33(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Grantham Magistrates' Court.
The application for the prosecution was made by South Kesteven District Council and Mark Taylor, Head of Environmental Services said: "The council takes every case of fly-tipping exceptionally seriously and we will prosecute wherever possible.
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"The fine and costs set out by the court sends out a warning to those thinking of disposing of waste in this manner.
"It is unacceptable and blights the communities we live in."
Magistrates ordered Kay to pay the £250 fine and the council's costs of £231.90.
He offered to clear the £481.90 total at the rate of £15 per week, with his first payment to be made within 14 days.