A shop keeper has been fined for dumping sofas around the back of his shop.
In September last year, environmental enforcement officers found four two-seater sofas around the side of Derby Street, Bolton.
Swanara Mohammed, owner of Tops Mini Market, was fined £1,500 and ordered to pay costs of £590 and a victim surcharge of £150.
Two other Bolton residents have recently received court fines for fly-tipping offences dating back to September and October last year.
At the rear of Marion Street officers found a large plastic box, toilet seat and vacuum cleaner hose amongst the items dumped.
Amanda Rostas was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay costs of £478 and a victim surcharge of £100.
A pile of waste was found at the rear of Campbell Street, Farnworth. The waste consisted of bin bags and a television box which included a label with a name and address.
Nicole Southworth of Farnworth was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay costs of £601 and a victim surcharge of £100.
Jon Dyson, Bolton Council’s Director of Place Services, said: “The council is committed to tackling fly-tipping and taking legal action against those who commit these offences.
“Fly-tipping is not only an act of anti-social behaviour, but it has a detrimental impact on the quality of the local environment , and the clean-up costs are paid for by taxpayers.
“Every householder, business and landowner is responsible for the responsible disposal of waste from their property.”