A WOMAN has been fined after dumping a huge heap of revolting rubbish on private land.

Tracey Puttick discarded the putrid pile of soiled nappies, dog poo and more less than a mile from her Hailsham home in August last year, leaving the landowner to clear up her mess.

The large pile of household rubbish was found at Mill Road, Hailsham, in August 2019.

Tracey Puttick (35), of Halley Park, Hailsham, was fined £40 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32 along with £300 towards Wealden District Council’s costs.

She had failed to carry out the necessary Duty of Care to make sure her household rubbish was correctly disposed of by an approved waste carrier.

She failed to attend Council appointments.

These were to give her the opportunity to provide an explanation as to how her waste came to be dumped at Mill Road.

She also failed to attend Court appearances, causing further delay.

“Everyone who produces rubbish, from tradesmen to householders, has a legal duty to make sure their rubbish is disposed of in the correct manner,” said Cllr Roy Galley, Wealden Cabinet member with responsibility for Waste Management.

“If you are using someone else to take it away, you must only use registered Waste Carriers. We should all pay attention to this. Only by doing this will the amount of rubbish fly tipped in our beautiful District will be greatly reduced.”

To find out how you can do the right thing with your rubbish, visit Wealden District Council’s website and search for Householder’s Duty of Care. Alternatively call the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 for more details on waste carriers.

If you have any information about fly tipping, or waste carriers operating outside of the law, please contact the Council’s Street Scene Team on 01892 602735 or street.scene@wealden.gov.uk