Bedford Borough Council continues its crackdown on fly-tippers in 2023

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A woman who dumped a large bag of waste in Whittingstall Avenue, Kempston in November has paid a Fixed Penalty Notice for fly-tipping. After receiving a report from a member of the public, the Council's Environmental Crime Team tracked down the offender.

The woman elected to pay the Fixed Penalty Notice rather than attend an interview with Council officers under caution. The Fixed Penalty Notice for fly-tipping is £400 which can be reduced to £300 with an early payment discount.

Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: "I would like to thank our Environmental Crime Team who have been invaluable in helping us crack down on fly-tipping here in Bedford Borough.

“Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and we are seeking to clamp down and enforce any case we possibly can, either through the issue of a Fixed Penalty Notice or through a prosecution. Fly-tipping can ruin our countryside and our communities, we will continue to raise awareness that it is criminal and unacceptable. “

“Our enforcement teams are working tirelessly to find and prosecute people who are carrying out unlawful activities. If you witness an incident of fly-tipping, please report it as soon as you can to give our officers the best chance of catching the perpetrators.

Cllr Royden added: “If you have extra bulky waste please take it to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Barkers Lane or arrange for a licensed waste carrier to collect it - don’t leave it on our streets.”

If you see fly-tipping on the street or someone actually fly-tipping “Report It” to

For information about the Household Waste and Recycling Centre visit


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