Warning after man fined for fly-tipping

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FLY-TIPPERS are being warned to clean up their act or risk being taken to court.

The warning comes after a 21-year-old man from east Durham was ordered to pay £210 by Peterlee magistrates for dumping commercial waste in contravention of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Tyson Leslie Kevin Andrew Scarr, of Oakerside Drive, Peterlee, admitted dumping tyres, black bags, packaging and documentation at Faraday Road, Peterlee, in July.

Durham County Council’s neighbourhood wardens were contacted by a member of the public about the rubbish, which was found to relate to Scarrs Cars, which is owned by the defendant.

In mitigation, Scarr said some of the waste had been illegally fly-tipped at his garage premises and that this had become a regular problem for him, which was having a detrimental effect on his business.

Scarr was fined £65, with £130 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.