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Don't be caught out by fly-tippers

If you are having any waste taken away by a 'man and van', make sure they are licenced to do so; otherwise you could pick up a fine. 06/03/17

In Sedgemoor, one unfortunate resident didn't check and was fined £400, via a Fixed Penalty Notice. The 'man and van' took away bags and domestic appliances and dumped the stuff in a field. Investigations into the flytip identified the resident and they admitted the offence of negligence and a Fixed Penalty Notice was issued by Sedgemoor District Council. As the resident paid the fine with 10 days, it was reduced to £250.

The moral to this tale is that key to cutting down the number of fly tips and Fixed Penalty Notices is for residents and businesses never paying cash or doing deals over social media to have their waste taken away. They should always asking for waste carrier licence and getting a payment receipt, and by carefully noting details of who takes away waste from their premises, including vehicle registration numbers.

Sedgemoor District Council can also issue fixed penalty Notices for other specified offences - Littering (£75), Fly Posting (£75), Graffiti (£75), Dog poo (£75); Fly Tipping (£400) , Abandoned vehicles (£200) , Breach of Community Protection Notice (£100), Breach of public space protection orders (£100) and smoking ban offences (£50).


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