Time for action as increased fines for flytipping to be introduced by CouncilPublished Thursday, 8th September 2016
Rotherham Council is stepping up its fight against fly-tippers in the borough, by bringing in new powers and higher fines.
Under new proposals – set to go before Cabinet on Monday - Rotherham Council plans to issue Fixed Penalty Notices to flytippers, avoiding the need to secure a criminal conviction with fines and penalties through the courts.
If approved, the changes will allow the Council to fine fly-tippers up to £400 without the need for a lengthy prosecution.
Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety Councillor Emma Hoddinott said the move would act as a disincentive to those who consider breaking the law and be an appropriate consequence for those who choose to do so.
“It is not acceptable for people to dump their waste in the street – it makes our borough look unsightly. We want to take swift action against those caught doing this, and we are stepping up our efforts to catch them.”