Man hit with £300 of fines and costs for flytipping offence

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A Haverhill man has been hit with fines and costs of £300 for using a ‘man with a van’ to flytip rubbish in South Cambridgeshire.

Matthew Cannon, 27, of Wentworth Terrace, was one of three men prosecuted last week by Cambridge magistrates for dumping waste in the county. Cannon pleaded guilty to a duty of care offence which led to a cooker, children’s toys and black sacks containing food and other household waste bring dumped in Castle Camps.

Councillor Mick Martin, environmental services chief at South Cambridgeshire District Council said it works out more expensive for flytippers when the council takes them to court.

He said: “There is never an excuse for dumping rubbish when there are so many legal options for having it taken away from homes and businesses. Paying unlicensed waste carriers or trying to avoid trade waste costs is a false economy, as you’ll only end up with a bigger outlay when we take you to court.Do it right the first time.”

To check licenced waste carriers see www.environment-agency.gov.uk