Two residents from City and Hunslet have been fined by Leeds City Council for dumping waste on the streets.
Local councillors Mohammed Iqbal, Elizabeth Nash and Patrick Davey have welcomed the tough action taken by the council to tackle fly-tipping in the area.
The two residents from Linden Grove and Rocheford Grove were both interviewed for the offence of fly-tipping and subsequently fined. There have been ongoing problems in these areas, with black rubbish bags and carrier bags dumped in the street.
Councillor Mohammed Iqbal said:
“Fly-tipping is a real problem on our streets so I am delighted to see the council clamping down on littering. We have a strict no tolerance policy of fly-tipping and anyone who is caught can be guaranteed they will face firm action.
“In this case, fly-tippers had been dumping bags on the ground and open to the elements attracting vermin and leaving the streets unsightly. There is absolutely no excuse for dumping rubbish and people that chose to discard their waste on our streets will be reprimanded whether this is with a hefty fine or prosecution through the courts. I hope this example will make people think again.”