Man cautioned by council for fly tipping

A SUFFOLK man has received a formal caution from Mid Suffolk District Council after being caught fly-tipping.The Stowmarket man, who has not been named by the council, admitted the offence after being tracked down following detective work by council officers.

A SUFFOLK man has received a formal caution from Mid Suffolk District Council after being caught fly-tipping.

The Stowmarket man, who has not been named by the council, admitted the offence after being tracked down following detective work by council officers.

He had dumped black bin bags containing personal details on the verge near Roots n' Shoots on the B1113 between Stowmarket and Needham Market.

The bags were cleared and taken to a depot for examination and the contents revealed sufficent information to identify the offender.


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The formal caution was administered by a council officer under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and is an admission of guilt. If the offender fails to agree to the administration of the caution, he will be liable to criminal prosecution. The caution is recorded and can be referred to in the future.

Eddie Alcock, portfolio holder for Public Services and Licensing, said: "Mid Suffolk District Council actively pursues fly tippers. It is unacceptable that some citizens spoil others' enjoyment of our beautiful district, and at the same time are diverting council resources that can be used far more effectively elsewhere.''

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Paul Lewis, waste and environmental co-ordinator who investigated the incident, said: "Fly tipping is lazy and inexcusable. If people have a problem disposing of household waste, they should contact the council, either by phone or by visiting our website.

"We can offer advice as to the various options and for bulky household items or hazardous waste can arrange collection. The overwhelming majority of our residents work hard to re-cycle and dispose of rubbish thoughtfully. They should not have to suffer flytippers lack of consideration.''

The hotline for reporting fly tipping, abandoned vehicles or litter problems is 01449 778668, for advice on recycling 01449 778678 or for advice on disposing of difficult waste, 01449 778644.

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