Northampton resident ordered to pay £730 to store rubbish on the street

Community, safety and emergencies

October 14, 2022

Brook Street resident Semilong was fined £130 and fined £600 after dumping his household waste in the street days before collection.

During routine patrols on Monday May 23, 2022, West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) Neighborhood Wardens discovered a pile of rubbish bags on the footpath outside the Brook Street terraced properties.

Garbage collections for this area take place on Thursdays.

After investigation, custodians found evidence that the waste belonged to Titi Daniel Ionescu of Brook Street and he was given a fixed £150 fine which he refused to pay.

At Wellingborough magistrates on Tuesday October 11, he pleaded guilty to the offense and was ordered to pay the fine and costs.

Cllr David Smith, WNC Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Engagement and Regulatory Services, said: “Our Victorian red-brick lanes are, by their very nature, tight-knit communities, the actions of one person can have an impact on many.

“The people of Northampton are rightly frustrated with those who don’t store their rubbish safely and are happy to see it spread through their neighborhood by animals and the wind.

“At the end of the day, it is the taxpayer who bears the cost of waste disposal and fly tipping and if the community can help us reduce these costs by disposing of their waste on collection day, there will be more resources to protect and improve other vital public services.”

To find out more about waste disposal in West Northants, visit our Bins, Recycling and Garbage web pages.

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