Fly-tipper caught and fined – Coventry City Council
A resident has admitted fly-tipping after two mattresses were tipped on a road in Coventry.
Video footage helped bring the culprit to justice after the mattresses were abandoned on Hartlepool Road in April this year.
The resident admitted depositing the waste, apologised and accepted a fine of £200.
During an interview, they were advised how to dispose of waste correctly in the future.
Cllr Abdul Salam Khan, Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities, said: “The Council will not stand by and allow people to just dump unwanted items in the street and around the city.
“We take the issue of fly-tipping very seriously and work hard to find and prosecute offenders.
“As part of this we need local people to play their part and report anything they see. Residents can report instances of fly tipping on our website.”
Officers patrol Coventry’s streets across the city every day to reduce the problem of fly-tipping.
Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers visit locations based upon information and intelligence received from local people and lots of organisations.
Cllr Khan added: “Sites of concern are identified that are then followed up on – but it is vital local people help us gather evidence against the culprits.
Anyone can report fly-tipping incidents anonymously by going to https://www.coventry.gov.uk/flytipping or calling 08085 834333.
The website also has advice on disposing of bulky waste.