Two men have been prosecuted as a crackdown on fly tipping continues in Calderdale.
The council has vowed to stamp down on the practice and recently brought two cases before Halifax magistrates.
John Bagley, of Halifax, had charged a resident to take her waste to the tip and instead dumped it in Spring Hall Lane, Halifax. He pleaded guilty to a fly tipping offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. He was given a community order for 12 months with the requirement he completes 50 hours of unpaid work, and ordered to pay £600 costs and a £60 Victim Surcharge.
And Jody Newall, of Bradford, pleaded guilty to one offence of fly-tipping in Siddal, Halifax. He had dumped a boiler flue, a bag of radiator valves, cardboard packaging, broken furniture and several black domestic sacks. He was given a two month curfew order from 7pm to 7am and was also ordered to pay costs of £250 and a victim surcharge of £60.
Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and economic development, Clr Barry Collins, said: “We would advise residents to be very careful before paying someone to dispose of any rubbish.”