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Selby Couple Sentenced for Flytipping

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4:27pm 19th June 2013

Selby District Council has brought a successful fly-tipping prosecution this week, as part of the authority's work to protect the local environment.

At York Magistrates Court on Tuesday 19 June, Steven Butler, 25, and Lucy Burder, 26, of Kitchener Street, Selby pleaded guilty to dumping a large amount of household rubbish at the rear of houses in Buller Street and Kitchener Street between December 2012 and January 2013.

Butler and Burder were charged with one offence of causing or permitting controlled waste, namely, household rubbish, to be deposited, otherwise than in accordance with an environmental permit, contrary to section 33(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 as amended.

They were given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay joint court costs of £472.50.

Selby District Council has a zero tolerance approach to fly tipping as dumping waste illegally can cause significant problems for local communities.  Every case reported to the Council is investigated, and the case will be taken further where we think there is enough evidence to pursue the case.

A spokesperson for Selby District Council said, "The Council is committed to tackling fly tipping because we know it's an issue you're concerned about.

"We investigate every case reported to us and this is just the latest prosecution we're brought as part of our work to help protect the local environment."

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