- February 14, 2017
Brighton and Hove City Council have fined flytippers after CCTV cameras captured six separate incidents in one night.
Fixed penalty notices totalling more than £600, were sent to the offenders, who were all dumping trade waste. The kinds of things being tipped included builders’ and plumbing waste and other packaging.
Failure to pay the penaltys can lead to prosecution, a criminal record and an unlimited fine.
Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the city’s environment committee, said: “We are using CCTV to help clear up hotspots and in areas where it would be hard to catch offenders who are dumping things at night. The technology shows the offence taking place and it makes it easier for our staff to detect where the waste has come from and issue fines.
“No community should have to live with flytipping. Our action aims to deter people from targeting locations and sending a tough message that there are no places to hide.”