Man from Houghton Regis fined for fly-tipping

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A man from Houghton Regis has been ordered to pay over £1,500 for dumping household waste.

Jack Hughes, of Kensington Close was prosecuted for illegally dumping waste on land which was not an authorised waste collection site.

Mr Hughes pleaded guilty at Luton Magistrates’ Court on 26 April and was fined £800, ordered to pay £80 victims surcharge and made to pay £686.80 costs to Central Bedfordshire Council, all totalling £1566.80.

Cllr Brian Spurr, executive for community services, said: “Fly-tipping is a deliberate and thoughtless act that causes a blight on local environments. It is a source of pollution, a potential danger to public health and hazard to wildlife and it also undermines legitimate waste businesses.

“We want Central Bedfordshire to remain a great place to live and work, which is why we have a zero tolerance attitude toward fly-tipping. Failure to properly dispose of any type of waste is simply not acceptable and we will take action against anyone caught - regardless of the quantity of discarded waste.”

If you spot anyone littering or fly-tipping, call 0300 300 8302 or email customers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk