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Council doubles fixed penalty fee for criminals fly-tipping

North East Derbyshire District Council is stamping down hard on criminals with increases to a number of its fines, with fly-tipping penalties doubling to £400.

Fly-tipping is a huge problem nationally and NEDDC is determined to play its part in hitting criminals hard by doubling the fixed penalty fee from £200 to the national maximum of £400 (£300 if paid early).

There will be further increases to fixed penalties for littering (from £80 to £150, reduced to £100 if paid early) and failure to comply with a domestic waste receptacle notice (rises from £60 to £100).

The authority is passionate about helping keep the district clean and green and hope to see these fines deterring people from committing offences which cost authorities millions of pounds each year to clear up.

The work of the authority doesn’t stop there however, as the enforcement team are also purchasing fly-tipping hot spot cameras to catch fly-tippers in the act with video evidence and enable more prosecutions where possible.

North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet Member for Environmental Health, Cllr Charlotte Cupit said, “These increases will ensure our approach provides a strong deterrent for these offences which blight our communities.

“It’s something we are passionate to stamp out and we are taking decisive action to stop criminals, as the recent crushing of a fly-tippers vehicle shows.

“If you see any instances of fly-tipping, please report it to us via our website, we all deserve to live in our beautiful district litter free and we are taking all necessary steps we can to stop fly-tipping and littering”.

Littering, fly-tipping and more can be reported to the authority 24/7 via the online forms at www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk