Fly-tipper fined £1,500 for dumping waste next to bins

Simon Grandison, 39, fly-tipped mattresses, a door and a gas canister (Picture: SWNS)

A fly-tipper has been fined £1,580 after he was caught on CCTV dumping waste next to public bins.

Simon Grandison, 39, left mattresses, a door and a gas canister directly next to the bins in Birmingham.

A camera captured him making six illegal trips to the area behind Churchill Parade in Birchfield Road, Aston, in four days.

Grandison, who lived just a few minutes away from the flats, repeatedly dumped waste at the location between April and May last year.

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Simon Grandison was fined £1,500 (Picture: SWNS)

On April 29, he dumped mattresses, a gas canister and a door before driving off in an uninsured car.

A week later on May 6, he discarded pieces of wood and board, in addition to three full bin bags of rubbish.

On May 9, he left more pieces of wood along with eight full bin bags and a builder’s sack of waste followed by more rubbish on May 13.

Grandison was ordered to pay £1,580 and given six points on his driver’s licence after he admitted six fly-tipping offences at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Thursday.

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He made six illegal trips to the area in Birmingham in four days (Picture: SWNS)

After the case, councillor John O’Shea, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Parks at Birmingham City Council, said: “Whether it is one bag of rubbish, building waste or the contents of a house clearance, any fly-tipping in this city is completely unacceptable

and a criminal offence.

“The council will not tolerate this as it knows the top priority for the people of this city is clean streets. When cases are reported we investigate and, when evidence is available, we prosecute.

“This case sends out a clear message that we do investigate fly-tipping and we will prosecute whenever we have evidence.

“If you fly-tip and are caught, the consequences mean it is simply not worth the risk.”