Woman ordered to pay £ 1,145 after contact details were found in landfill waste

A Derbyshire woman has been fined after her contact details were found in household rubbish.

Ishka Day, of Walton Street, Long Eaton, has been asked to pay £ 1,145 after the waste was traced to her.

Details of the 31-year-old were found in a trash heap in Wilne Lane, Draycott, in June this year after she failed to call in an authorized person to dispose of them.

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At a hearing in Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court, Miss Day learned that the waste dumping was appalling and constituted an act of willful negligence.

The magistrates added that it should not be left to the council to clean up the dumped waste.

She pleaded guilty to the offense and was ordered to pay a fine of £ 120, a victim fine surcharge of £ 34 and an advisory fee of £ 991, which includes a cleaning fee of £ 506.

Erewash Borough Council said it has dealt with more than 400 fly spill incidents in the past year, more than double the amount in 2020.

He added that it costs the council £ 15,000 each year to clean up the waste dumped in the borough.

Councilor Gary Hickton, senior member for the environment, said the council will do everything possible to prevent fly spills.

“We don’t like to sue residents, but again it shows the importance of verifying that the person you pay to dispose of your waste is authorized,” he said.

“As a board, we take flying tips very seriously and will take action where possible.

“The dumping of flies is a plague on our environment, a source of pollution and a potential danger to the public and to wildlife. “

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