Andover woman flying tipping

An Andover resident was made to pay more than £200 after her fly-tipped waste was discovered by council members.

Shirley Gray, of Camelot Close, Andover, failed to check whether her waste would be properly disposed of in April this year when her chairs, a cat basket and her rug were discovered behind a King Arthur’s Way house.

After the fly-tip was reported to the Test Valley Borough Council, police investigated and found an email in the waste that took them to the house of Ms Gray.

Lighting, plastic bags and other household rubbish included other waste in the fly-tip.

Last month, Ms Gray received an £80 summons at Basingstoke Magistrates ‘ Court and ordered to pay £120 in fines and a £30 victim surcharge, bringing her overall outlay to £ 210.

Environmental portfolio holder, councillor Alison Johnston, said: “It is your responsibility to make sure your waste is going to be disposed of in the correct way, by the correct people or company.

“We continue to encourage people to check that their carriers are licensed otherwise it will be your door we knock upon and it will be you facing a day in court. We are always happy to speak to people about their waste, offer advice or collect it for them using our service should they wish.”

Residents can check to see if a waster carrier has the correct licence on the Environment Agency’s (EA) website or by phoning the EA on 03708 506506.

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