Fly-tipping warning issued by council

Bins, recycling and street cleansing

11 March 2024

Pile of fly tipping in front of metal gate

North Northamptonshire Council has issued a warning to anyone considering fly-tipping after a targeted investigation in two areas with known problems.

Mill Road in Wellingborough and Brooke Road in Great Oakley, Corby have been experiencing ongoing issues with bags of waste, furniture and other household items being left at the roadside and in public spaces.

Action was taken to identify those responsible which resulted in five Fixed Penalty Notices for up to £400 each issued to local residents.

Signage has now been put up in both areas, which continue to be monitored by NNC officers. Further enforcement will be taken if anyone else fly tips waste in these locations, alongside the council’s wider action to tackle fly tippers.

Fly-tipping is irresponsible and has a hugely negative impact on our local area, not to mention the cost to taxpayers to clear up the dumped waste.

The council offers a number of ways for residents to dispose of their waste legally, including our household bulky collections and Household Waste Recycling Centres.
Cllr Matt Binley, the council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets
We have a zero tolerance approach towards fly-tipping and wherever possible, we will investigate cases across the area, as well as targeted action in known problem areas.

We will not hesitate to take enforcement action and in the last four months, the council has issued 24 waste offence related Fixed Penalty Notices.
Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

If residents are unsure on how and when to dispose of their waste, they can contact North Northamptonshire Council or visit the NNC website.

North Northamptonshire Council also works with volunteers undertaking community litter picks.