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Man fined for dumping his rubbish in neighbouring street

Press Release: 10/04/2024

fly tipping in Norfolk StreetA man has been fined by Tameside magistrates for flytipping his household waste in a neighbouring street.

Michael Nield of Reynold Street, Hyde, pleaded guilty to a fly tipping offence under s33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. 

The court heard that on 3 May 2023, a Tameside Council enforcement officer was investigating an incident of fly tipping in Norfolk Street, Hyde, when they noticed assorted household waste including several black bags dumped on the pavement. 

Mr Nield admitted the offence under caution. He was subsequently offered the opportunity to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice but he failed to make payment.

Mr Nield attended Tameside Magistrates Court on 8 April 2024 and pleaded guilty. In mitigation he said that not all of the bags were his and he had taken his waste to the tip. 

Magistrates fined Mr Nield £140 and ordered him to pay a £56 victim surcharge.

A Tameside Council spokesperson said: “There is no excuse for flytipping. It is a criminal offence which blights communities, brings neighbourhoods down, poses a risk to public health and the environment and drains the public purse in clean up costs. We have officers out every day investigating and clearing up flytipping and will always take enforcement action where we find evidence of those responsible. This year we already issued 135 fixed penalty notices for waste offences as well as successfully carried out five prosecutions.”

For further details on how to report flytipping and useful information which may support investigations see

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