RESIDENTS in Amesbury have been warned after one person was fined because a ‘man with a van’ fly-tipped his waste.

The resident was issued with a £200 Fixed Penalty Notice after the waste was found fly-tipped on land in Cholderton.

Wiltshire Council was unable to trace the fly-tipper because the resident did not “comply with their duty of care”, according to Cllr Bridget Wayman, cabinet member for transport, highways and waste.

She added: “This is the fifth FPN issued to a person for failing to check for an appropriate waste carriers licence in recent months.

“We desperately want to trace and prosecute the person(s) responsible for dumping rubbish, but we can only trace the fly-tippers when residents comply with their duty of care by checking the waste carriers licence, along with other details.”

Wiltshire Council say that residents need to check that the person they pass their waste to is an authorised carrier, check that the person has an upper tier waste carriers licence, note the registration number and description of any vehicle used and ask for a receipt detailing where the waste is going.

They can also report fly-tipping by visiting or calling 0300 456 0100.