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Four more pay the price of dumping waste on the street

Bins, recycling and waste

25 November 2022

A collage of four images showing back refuse sacks dumped on Northampton streets.Clockwise – St Paul’s Road, Longland Road, entrance to the Racecourse near the Bat and Wicket pub, and Crestwood Road.

Four Northampton residents have been ordered to pay a combined total of £5,681 after dumping their waste on the street.

On Tuesday, 16 August this year West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) Neighbourhood Wardens found a pile of refuse sacks outside a property in St Paul’s Road, Semilong, two days before the collection for that area.

Upon investigation it was found the waste belonged to 25-year-old Sher Ali of St Paul’s Road and he was issued with a £150 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) which he did not pay.

Then on Wednesday 17 August, Neighbourhood Wardens came across a refuse sack discarded in bushes on the corner of Longland Road and Broadmead Avenue which belonged to 36-year-old Anselika Laskova, of Broadmead Avenue.

Properties in that area have wheelie bins and refuse sacks are not collected by collection crews, and she too was issued with a £150 FPN which she failed to pay.

Neither appeared at Wellingborough Magistrates on Tuesday, 8 November and in their absence, they were each fined £350 and ordered to pay £1,000 in council costs and a £140 victim surcharge.

Laura Suki, aged 30, of Louise Road, Northampton was also ordered to pay £400 after waste which belonged to her was found dumped in the vicinity of Bat & Wickets Pub at the entrance to the Racecourse Park on Bailiff Street.

In a fourth case, which happened in January 2020 but due to Covid was not heard in court until 15 November, 25-year-old Daniel Moisa, then of Marshleys Court, Overstone Lodge was fined £660 and ordered to pay cost of £1,575 and £66 victim surcharge.

After pleading not guilty at a previous hearing to dumping refuse sacks near to the Eastern District Northern Social Club in Crestwood Road, he failed to appear in court and was found guilty in his absence.

“Northampton residents have been clear, they want their streets cleaned up.

"We hope the message is becoming clear to that minority of people who think the rules don’t apply to them - our Neighbourhood Wardens want to clean up this town just as much as residents and won’t hesitate when enforcing the legislation around environmental crime."
Cllr David Smith, WNC’s Cabinet Member for community safety and engagement and regulatory services.

To find out more about disposing of waste in West Northants, visit our webpages on Bins, Recycling and Waste.

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