Resident fined after waste collectors dumped their rubbish containing personal details in the New Forest

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A name and address was found in the flytip at Rockford Common (picture: NFDC)

PERSONAL details found among a large pile of household waste dumped at a New Forest beauty spot resulted in a resident being fined £300.

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The district council’s environmental crime team launched an investigation after the fly-
tip from house renovations was discovered at Rockford Common, near Ringwood, at the end of August.

It emerged that a resident from Bournemouth had paid someone to take away a large amount of waste, said NFDC, and these people drove into the New Forest where they illegally dumped it.

A post on Twitter by the council on Wednesday said: “Flytips are expensive to clear up, take staff away from other duties, are unsightly, and damaging to the local environment and wildlife.

“We found a name/address amongst the waste and the resident has been fined £300 under a duty of care (the maximum we are permitted to fine).”

Enquiries are continuing in a bid to identify the flytippers, who were paid in cash and gave no receipt or company name.

People paying to have rubbish taken away are reminded they must ensure the person or group has a waste carrier licence and get a receipt.

Rubbish collectors can be checked online at www.hants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling/flytipping

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