Woman ordered to pay £300 for illegally fly-tipping on country lane

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A woman has been ordered to pay out £300 after illegally dumping bin bags, clothing and used packaging on a Nottinghamshire lane.

Elisha Rolfe, 24, of Manvers View, Boughton, was found out after inspectors discovered evidence within the rubbish which identified her.

She admitted being responsible for allowing the household waste to be dumped in Brake Lane in Boughton, near Ollerton.

Rolfe appeared at Mansfield Magistrates' Court on November 30 and was fined £120, and must pay a victim surcharge of £30.

She was also ordered to contribute to the council’s costs of £150.

The total fine is to be recovered from her benefits, and a collection order has been attached if she defaults on payments.

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s assistant business manager for waste management Matt Adey said: "We do not tolerate fly-tipping in Newark and Sherwood and where we can identify a culprit, we will take action.

"The defendant was given the opportunity to explain her actions but failed to do so, leaving us with no option other than to prosecute."

The evidence labelling Rolfe as responsible for the waste was collected along with photographs of fly-tip.

Council officers said Rolfe was asked twice to attend an interview with council officers to discuss the incident, but she did not respond.

Householders have a legal duty to make sure that waste from their property is transferred only to an authorised person for disposal, and not fly-tipped.