Published: 17 January 2023

From: Environment

A Langley Green man has been fined £120 after dumping rubbish near to where he lived.

Several black sacks containing household waste were dumped outside the residents’ wheelie bins in Langley Place, behind the Co-Op on Langley Green Parade. Bins at shops and flats are there for the sole use of residents and tenants of the property and not for anyone to dispose of their waste.

Three sacks had evidence linking them to an address in Langley Green. Community Wardens spoke to the occupants and one man admitted taking four or five sacks and dumping them. The man was issued with a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice payable within 14 days, which was reduced to £120 as he paid the fine within 7 days.

We take fly-tipping very seriously, particularly as it costs the taxpayer money and has a detrimental effect on our environment. We are committed to investigating incidents that we are made aware of and punishing anyone found guilty of fly-tipping.

Councillor Gurinder Jhans

Cabinet member for Environmental Services and Sustainability

Crawley Borough Council

The council’s Community Wardens investigate incidents of fly-tipping and work with the Corporate Investigations Team to catch and prosecute the people involved. For more information, visit the Community Wardens pages