The fly-tipped rubbish on Brake Lane, Boughton, that was traced to Elisha Rolfe
The fly-tipped rubbish on Brake Lane, Boughton, that was traced to Elisha Rolfe

A woman who pleaded guilty to fly-tipping has been ordered to pay £300 by a court.

Elisha Rolfe, 24, admitted being responsible for allowing household waste, consisting of refuse sacks, clothing and packaging, to be dumped on Brake Lane, Boughton.

A Newark and Sherwood District Council waste management inspector found evidence of her identity among the rubbish.

Rolfe, of Manvers View, Boughton, was twice asked to attend an interview with council officers to discuss the matter but failed to respond.

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, householders have a legal duty to take all measures available to ensure waste is transferred only to an authorised person for disposal.

Rolfe was fined £120 when she appeared before Mansfield magistrates on November 30 and must pay a victim surcharge of £30.

She must also pay £150 costs.

Matt Adey, the district council’s assistant business manager (waste management) said: “We do not tolerate fly-tipping in Newark and Sherwood and where we can identify a culprit, we will take action.

“The defendant was given the opportunity to explain her actions but failed to do so, leaving us with no option other than to prosecute.”