The waste left dumped at Wilne Lane, includes a child's pram.A 31-year-old Long Eaton woman must pay a total of £1,145 following a successful fly-tipping prosecution by Erewash Borough Council.

Ishka Day, of Walton Street, failed to use an authorised person to dispose of her waste which was traced back to her after evidence containing her contact details was found in waste disposed of on Wilne Lane, Draycott in June 2021.

During the case at Derby Magistrates’ Court, magistrates told Miss Day that dumping the waste was appalling and an act of wilful neglect, adding that it should not be left to the local council to clean up fly-tipped waste. In the past year Erewash Borough Council has dealt with more than 400 fly-tipping incidents (double the amount than in 2020), it also costs the council around £15,000 each year to clear up fly-tipping in the borough.

Miss Day pleaded guilty to the offence which falls under Environmental Protection Act 1990. She was fined £120, must pay a victim surcharge of £34 and council costs of £991, including clean-up costs of £506.

Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Councillor Garry Hickton, said:

“We don’t enjoy prosecuting residents but again this shows the importance of checking that the person you pay to dispose of your waste is licensed. As a council we take fly-tipping very seriously and we will take action whenever possible.
Fly-tipping is a blight on our environment, a source of pollution and a potential danger to the public and wildlife.”

Report fly-tipping using a My Erewash account.