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Environmental Crime Progress
The Recycling and
Waste Enforcement team at Scarborough Borough Council is continuing
its fight against environmental crime and seeing positive results
from formal court proceedings launched against offenders.
The enforcement team is currently tackling
residents and businesses that blight our local area. This month
resident Carl Sample was found guilty of dumping household waste.
He was fined £55, and was ordered to pay costs of £50 and the
victim’s surcharge of £15.
Andy Skelton, Head of Environmental Services,
Scarborough Borough Council said:
“The council, community groups and the
majority of residents work very hard to keep our Borough clean and
tidy. We do not tolerate fly-tipping in our Borough and the results
of the latest court proceedings clarify that if residents are found
guilty of fly-tipping they will face formal court proceedings, and
will most certainly face a substantial fine.”
“Residents are responsible for the correct
disposal of their waste; there is no excuse for fly-tipping. We
urge residents to continue to report instances of fly-tipping to
help with the fight against environmental crime.”