Posted: Mon 31st Jul 2023

Connah’s Quay fly tipper hit with £300 Fixed Penalty Notice

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jul 31st, 2023

Flintshire County Council has issued a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £300 to an individual for disposing of household waste on the street, violating Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

This action followed an investigation by the Council’s Enforcement Officers amid escalating incidents of fly-tipping in the Connah’s Quay area.

Councillor Dave Hughes, Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene and the Regional Transport Strategy, addressed this issue, stating: “The Council receives and investigates around 1,400 fly-tipping reports every year. ”

“Fly-tipping is a criminal activity that poses a serious risk to our environment, human health, wildlife, and farm animals, and it unnecessarily diverts essential teams from frontline waste collections.”

The councillor praised the enforcement as an “excellent result” for the council, asserting that such behaviour will not be tolerated.

“Fly-tipping is a criminal offence, with penalties including fines and even imprisonment.”

“These severe measures highlight the seriousness with which local authorities view this offence, which costs taxpayers millions of pounds every year for clean-up operations.”

The council is urging residents to dispose of waste responsibly, advising the use of doorstep recycling and waste collection services, or one of the five household recycling centres (HRCs).

For larger amounts of recycling and waste, the council recommends engaging the services of an approved skip hire company or waste disposal contractor.

More information can be found on the Council’s website.

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