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Breckland Council fines fly-tipper who dumped waste in Mundford woodland

A fly-tipper has been fined after dumping waste in a scenic woodland – leading to people being urged to recycle properly over the festive period.

Breckland Council has pleaded with residents and businesses to ensure extra waste created over Christmas is left at local recycling centres, recycled or donated to charity.

The authority’s enforcement team has recently been sharing educational leaflets, speaking to residents and issuing fines to fly-tippers caught dumping waste.

The abandoned car was found in Old Buckenham. Picture: Breckland Council
The abandoned car was found in Old Buckenham. Picture: Breckland Council

One such recent offender was caught in Mundford, where waste was found in a scenic woodland.

After a detailed investigation, the original waste owner was served with a £200 penalty fine for negligence in waste management, which has been paid.

Elsewhere in Norfolk, incidents in Thetford and Attleborough resulted in £320 penalties each for residents found guilty of dumping waste in public areas.

Additionally, the owner of an abandoned written-off vehicle, left by the road in a dangerous location to other road users in Old Buckenham, was both fined £200 and also charged for the removal and destruction of the vehicle.

Cllr Helen Crane, Breckland Council’s executive member for waste, said: "These incidents are regrettable and hamper our community's efforts to maintain clean environments.

“It's disappointing that some continue to disregard responsible waste disposal. Especially during the festive season, we urge everyone to utilize local recycling centres for excess waste disposal. Let's keep our neighbourhoods clean and safe."

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