£50k fly-tipping fine warning

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FLY-TIPPERS are being warned that tougher action will be brought against them for dropping litter.

The news comes after a Wakefield man was ordered to pay more than £1,000 after he was caught out dumping waste.

Councillors are now warning that the offence could result in fines as high as £50,000 or even a five year prison sentence.

Coun Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for the environment and communities, said: “We take a tough stand. Fly-tipping is not only a blight on the local environment but on our communities and costs the council tax payer significant amounts of money to clear away.”

Illegal fly-tipping should be reported on 0845 8506506.