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Northampton resident ordered to pay £730 for storing waste on the street

Community, safety and emergencies

14 October 2022

Five refuse sacks left on the street four days before collection in Brook Street, Semilong.

A resident of Brook Street, Semilong was fined £130 and order to pay £600 costs after he put his household waste out on the street days before collection.

During routine patrols on Monday, 23 May 2022, West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) Neighbourhood Wardens discovered a pile of refuse sacks on the footpath outside the terraced properties in Brook Street.

Waste collections for that area take place on Thursdays.

Upon investigation, Wardens found evidence the waste belonged to Titi Daniel Ionescu of Brook Street and he was issued with a £150 fixed penalty fine (FPN) which he refused to pay.

At Wellingborough Magistrates on Tuesday, 11 October he pleaded guilty to the offence and was ordered to pay the fine and costs.

Cllr David Smith, WNC’s Cabinet Member for community safety and engagement and regulatory services, said: "Our redbrick Victorian backstreets are by their very nature tight-knit communities, the actions of one person can impact many.

"Northampton residents are rightly frustrated by those who fail to store their waste securely and are happy to see it spread around their neighbourhood by animals and the wind.

"Ultimately it is the tax-payer who carries the cost of clearing litter and fly-tipping and if the community can help us reduce those costs by putting their waste out on the day of collection, there will be more resources to protect and improve other vital public services."

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

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