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Two more prosecuted for fly-tipping incidents in Grimsby

Fly-tipping incidents in Grimsby

Two more prosecuted for fly-tipping incidents in Grimsby

Two more people have been successfully prosecuted as part the Council’s ongoing “crackdown” against fly-tipping in the area.

In two separate incidents, a man and woman were caught on CCTV illegally dumping rubbish at the former recycling banks in the Garibaldi Street Car Park in Grimsby.

The first incident took place on 18 May 2019, when 38-year-old Kanga Pryzborowski of Sutcliffe Avenue arrived in a silver Honda Civic and left a glass table top, a large plastic container and five carrier bags next to the recycling bins.

Environmental enforcement officers from North East Lincolnshire Council traced the vehicle and served Pryzborowski with a fixed penalty notice for £400 for fly-tipping.

She failed to pay the fine and as a result, appeared before Grimsby Magistrates’ Court on 2 July, where she pleaded guilty and was fined £215.

She was also ordered to pay a contribution towards costs in the sum of £250 and a victim surcharge of £30, making a total of £495.

The second incident took place at the same car park on Boxing Day and 27 December 2019.

Stephen Lewis, 61, of Lady Frances Crescent, Cleethorpes, drove to the site and left rubbish in front of the recycling bins on both occasions.

The vehicle was traced and Lewis acknowledged he had fly-tipped the waste on both occasions.

He was served with a £400 fixed penalty notice but failed to pay and appeared at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court on 8 July 2021.

Lewis pleaded guilty to the two offences and was fined £200 for each offence and ordered to pay costs of £424 and a victim surcharge of £32, making a total of £856.

Cllr Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, said the Council was committed to bringing fly-tippers to justice, adding: “We will take legal action against people who choose to mess up our borough.

“Recycling banks are convenient places to recycle reasonable amounts of cans, glass, paper and plastic. They are not dumping grounds for all sorts of rubbish.

“Many sites are monitored with CCTV and signs are in place to warn people they can be fined if they leave rubbish next to the bins.

“Dumping rubbish at the sites means the bins can’t be emptied until the area has been cleared. This leads to overflowing bins and prevents other people from using them.

“If you have rubbish to get rid of, take it to one of the community recycling centres in Estuary Way, Grimsby, or Queens Road, Immingham.”

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