A LITTER lout is counting the cost of dumping rubbish in a village lane near Stafford.
A 19-year-old Stafford man has been fined £150 for dumping five bags of waste, including food and clothes, in a layby in Little Tixall Lane, Great Haywood.
He is the third person to be caught flytipping in the last few weeks by Stafford Borough Council officers.
They traced the waste back to him after residents got in contact to report the illegal dumping.
In recent weeks penalty notices have also been served for a discarded sofa in Stafford’s Burton Manor and household rubbish tipped near Eccleshall.
Head of Environment Howard Thomas said: “People who enjoy the environment they live in do not want it spoilt by inconsiderate people treating the borough as a giant dustbin.
“I hope these fines send out a clear message that if you do discard your rubbish illegally then you will be given a fixed penalty or prosecuted.
“If you are throwing out unwanted goods and they end up being dumped illegally because you have used an unregistered waste carrier then it is the householder who can also be fined or prosecuted.”
Flytipping in Stafford Borough can be reported in confidence by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or 01785 619401.