A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to 60 hours community service and ordered to pay £350 costs after pleading guilty to fly-tipping in Northwich.
Patrick Garside, of Gerard Drive, Nantwich, was sentenced by JPs at Northwich Magistrates Court last Monday, July 20.
The offence took place on Cooke’s Lane, Rudheath on December 23 last year. The court was told the rubbish included a freezer full of apples, two tyres, kitchen cabinet packaging, two wheels and a large builder’s sandbag full of garden waste.
Garside told the court: “I’ve never fly-tipped before and would never do it again”.
He will now be assessed for his suitability to take part in the Respect Action Programme (RAP), which sees offenders put to work cleaning up the communities where they commit their crimes.
Cllr Neil Ritchie, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s environment lead, said: “We take fly-tipping very seriously and work hard to bring these people to justice, so let this stand as a warning.”
To report a fly-tipping incident contact Cheshire West and Chester Council on 0300 123 7026.