Narborough resident fined £300 for fly-tipping after 'passing the blame on'
A Narborough resident has been fined for fly-tipping an electrical item next to a public bin.
Breckland Council is asking the local community to use public bins correctly after fly-tipping incidents emerged where residents have been dumping household waste and electrical items in bins, which are for street litter only.
The Narborough resident was interviewed under caution and she passed the blame onto someone else for fly-tipping her waste.
Breckland Council has said she was unable to identify the person who she claimed was responsible. She was therefore fined £300 as there was "strong evidence" to show she had failed to control her waste in the correct manner.
Fly-tipping was also reported at East Harling after a resident from South Lopham drove more than six miles to dispose of it.
Councillor Gordon Bambridge, the authority's executive member for environmental services and public protection, said: “Public bins are for normal street litter, not household waste. These cases highlight residents involved could have easily used a local recycling centre for free or left their household waste in their own bin at home, rather than fly tipping or misusing public bins.
"I am disappointed by these cases, but hope the educational talk from our enforcement officers and subsequent fines will ensure they are more careful with their waste in future.“