A landlord has been ordered to pay £1,000 for fly tipping in the Caistor countryside.
Manjit Singh Sidhu, of Buddlia Close, Healing, appeared before Grimsby Magistrates’ Court where he admitted the offence and was fined £500 with a further £500 costs.
The household waste, including carpets, mattresses, bedding and bags of rubbish, was discovered dumped in a privately-owned field between Fonaby Top and Great Limber, two miles north of Caistor on November 13, 2013.
Officers from West Lindsey District Council started an investigation and found documents relating to a property owned and rented out by Sidhu among the rubbish.
Ward member for Caistor coun Alan Caine said: “All householders need to make sure that they only give their domestic waste to authorised persons, those who have a waste carriers licence.
“This is to prevent unlawful fly tipping as highlighted in this particular set of circumstances.
“If you do give your rubbish to people you don’t know and it is found to be fly- tipped, you are likely to face prosecution.”
To check if a company holds a waste carriers licence, call the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506.