Bolton Council has taken six residents to court as part of its continued crack down on flytipping.
Sisters Iveta Lakatasova and Monika Lakatasova were both given a community order with a curfew requirement and tagged for 8 weeks from 7am to 7pm. They were also ordered to pay costs each of £377 and victim surcharge and costs of £85.
An environmental enforcement officer who was on patrol in the Great Holme area had observed a sofa in the back streets and on a second visit, the officer sofa observed the same sofa at the rear of the same property on Great Holme, Bolton with loose clothing, plastic wash basket, box of shoes on top of it and a 2 drawer filing cabinet. As the officer patrolled further into the estate she came another fly tip, which consisted of 3 bags for life containing toys and clothing, a small suitcase containing domestic waste and an Asda carrier bag. The waste was linked back to the same property on Great Holme, Bolton.
Both sisters admitted flytipping the waste on four separate occasions and were given a community order and tagging order.
Three people were also given fixed penalty notices for leaving waste in the back streets, including a sofa and wooden shelving. Aneta Calota, Monika Kotlarova and Rafael Marek were all fined between £80 and 160 pounds and ordered to pay costs of up to 185 pounds each, plus a victim surcharge.
Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Nick Peek said:
“We are determined to crack down on fly tipping, which causes all sorts of problems for local residents, from attracting pests to becoming a fire risk. The waste also costs local taxpayers for the council to remove it.
We are pleased that these sisters have been handed a community order, which includes carrying out community payback work, such as removing litter and flytipping.
We hope that picking up other people’s waste will demonstrate the act as a deterrent to those thinking of leaving their waste in the back streets in future.”