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Gorleston Man Fined For Dumping Rubbish

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is reminding everyone to dispose of their waste responsibly after prosecuting a man for fly-tipping six bags of waste in Gorleston-on-Sea.

In October 2017, the council received a report of fly-tipping in a parking/wheelie bin area at the side of Holly Way, Gorleston. 

An Environmental Ranger investigated and found evidence among the waste linking it to Erjon Xhafkollari.

Mr Xhafkollari, aged 40, of Hawthorn Road, Gorleston, recently pleaded guilty at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court to an offence of fly-tipping. 

He was given a six-month conditional discharge and told to pay £100 costs plus £50 compensation for the clear-up.

Councillor Carl Smith, chairman of the environment committee, said: "Great Yarmouth Borough Council has a zero-tolerance approach to tackling fly-tipping, and this is another example of where our Rangers have responded to a public report, identified the offender and secured a conviction. 

"They welcome public tip-offs, and all approaches are treated in confidence.

"Fly-tipping pollutes the environment for everyone and is completely unjustifiable. 

"Waste dumped inside sacks is still fly-tipping and, in this case, there were six sacks containing a mixture of waste. 

"The waste was not all recyclable as it contained polythene bags and polythene packaging. 

"If it was intended as his domestic recyclable waste, it should’ve been loose and placed within his recycle green bin, without containing any polythene."

Anyone who witnesses an environmental crime in the borough or has information that may help to identify an offender is being urged to contact the Environmental Rangers.

They are being advised to then provide as much information as possible, such as the location and time of offence, what occurred, the description or address of the offender(s), and the registration number of any vehicle involved. 

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