A brazen flytipper who dumped a mountain of waste at the side of a street that attracted rats has been fined over £1,000 after being caught on CCTV .
Council staff in Salford were left to clean up a smelly mess of jars of pickles, yoghurt, milk, plastic bottles and other rubbish dumped just two miles from a council tip after flytipper Terence Tyndall shameful dump.
The crystal clear footage, released as a warning to others, captures Tyndall calmly walking back to the site of the dumping ground to retrieve a heavy-duty bag the rubbish was put in.
Unemployed Tyndall, 53, of The Fold, Blackley, pleaded guilty to illegally dumping waste in Broughton, Salford, on May 1 last year.
Salford council brought the case under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and at Manchester and Salford magistrates court, he was fined £480, ordered to pay costs of £170 and £480 in compensation to the council, reports the Manchester Evening News .
Together with other costs, his five minutes of shame cost him a total of £1,128.Salford council said the contents led to a ‘strong, unpleasant smell’ and attracted rats. The site is close to housing and an NHS rehabilitation home and had to be disinfected.
The footage shows Tyndall arriving at the scene in a blue saloon towing a trailer. He turns around and reverses into a clearing surrounded by shrubs and trees, with the CCTV camera zooming in to capture the registration plate.
Tyndall then gets out of the car and loosens the load so it falls from the trailer when he drives off.
The footage shows the pile of rubbish left behind and captures Tyndall, wearing glasses and a cap, returning twice to collect the builder’s bag and what appears to be a rope. He then drives away.
The council said that when questioned by investigating officers, Tyndall said he had borrowed a friend’s trailer to pick up a quad bike.
He claimed it developed a puncture and he had no spare wheel so he left the trailer near shops at the end of the street.
After returning he claimed someone had filled the trailer with jars, bottles and cartons and in ‘desperation’, he dumped it in the street, the council said.
Cllr David Lancaster, the council’s lead member for environment and community safety, said Tyndall made no attempt to check if the council tip would be able to take the waste.
“There are no excuses for dumping rubbish in the streets of Salford, creating a nuisance for local residents and wasting public money cleaning it up,” he said. “Mr Tyndall has found this out to his cost.”
The case formed part of a council crackdown on fly-tipping codenamed Operation Pandora, which has led to 50 prosecution so far.