Worksop: Woman must pay £400 for fly tipping bricks

The fly-tipped bricks dumped from Maria Foster's vehicle
The fly-tipped bricks dumped from Maria Foster's vehicle

Fly tipping bricks instead of taking them to the tip landed a Worksop woman with a £200 fine and £200 costs.

Bassetlaw Council has secured a successful prosecution against Maria Foster of Dukeries Crescent.

It comes after her vehicle was spotted at the scene of the offence in Rufford Street, Worksop.

Worksop Magistrates’ Court heard that the waste, consisting of red bricks spilling out of bin liners, was deposited on land to the rear of Rufford Street.

The bricks were dumped in the early evening when two visits were made to the location.

When interviewed under caution Foster denied dumping the bricks, instead blaming a relative who she had asked to move the bricks for her.

But the law states that where controlled waste is carried in and deposited from a motor vehicle, the person who owns that vehicle will be guilty, if they were not the driver of the vehicle.

Maria Foster pleaded guilty to the offence of fly tipping on the basis that waste was tipped from her vehicle.

“Fly tipping is an anti-social and selfish activity that spoils our local environment and costs money to clean up that could be better spent elsewhere,” said Coun Julie Leigh, Bassetlaw Council cabinet member for neighbourhoods.

“This prosecution highlights the responsibilities that householders have when it comes to the disposal of controlled waste.”

“I hope that others will now think twice before fly tipping and blighting our neighbourhoods and communities.”