Surrey

Waste firm fined for fly-tipping in Surrey

Rubbish illegally dumped in Rye Grove
Image caption Documents were found in the waste which led the council to the culprits

A waste company has been fined for fly-tipping in Windlesham after council officers found documents in the rubbish which led them to the culprits.

Surrey Heath council said the documents were found among builders' waste and rubbish illegally dumped in Rye Grove.

The firm and several individuals were given fixed penalty notices totalling £540, the council added.

The council said it followed an extensive investigation across parts of Surrey and Hounslow in London.

James Robinson, senior environmental health practitioner for the council, said contractors were required to have a licence to transport waste, and householders were also responsible for ensuring any contractor they used had one.

Councillor Vivienne Chapman added: "Fly tips are unsightly, can be dangerous and are expensive to clear up."

Surrey Heath council received more than 300 reports of fly-tipping each year, and clears away a further 700 cases.

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