Flytippers face fines after dumping rubbish in Leeds streets

The rubbish left outside the house on Woodview Street.
The rubbish left outside the house on Woodview Street.

Two people from south Leeds have been fined hundreds of pounds for flytipping.

Florentina Daniela Ciurar, of Roland Terrace, Hunslet, pleaded guilty at Leeds Magistrates Court on April 18 after flytipping waste from a home renovation project on Woodview Street.

Flytipping at the retail park in Hunslet.

Flytipping at the retail park in Hunslet.

Environmental action officers investigated complaints that household rubbish was being put out on to the street and found carpet, a high chair, broken furniture and other household waste had been thrown out the front door of the property.

Due to the level of waste spilling across the pavement and onto the road, officers prosecuted immediately.

Ciurar was fined £250 and ordered to pay costs of £500 and a £25 victim surcharge.

David Horsefield, of Middleton Road, Belle Isle, also pleaded guilty on Monday after waste picked up from a customer was flytipped.

Operating a ‘man and a van’ business, Horsefield collected waste in his van which was subsequently dumped behind a retail park in Hunslet.

Despite claims someone else was using his van at the time of the offence, the driver was not identified and Horsefield was prosecuted.

He was fined £250 and must pay £350 costs and a £25 victim surcharge.

In both cases, Leeds City Council cleared the flytipped waste.

Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for environmental protection and community safety, said: “With a little preparation you can carry out your DIY projects and run your own business without resorting to flytipping.

“While we prefer to work with residents and businesses to educate and encourage people on proper ways to dispose of rubbish, there are times when we have to take immediate legal action and clean up to protect communities.”