Man could be prosecuted for not recycling properly
A MAN could become the first person in Basildon to be prosecuted for failing to recycle properly.
Basildon Council is drawing up a magistrates’ court case against the Noak Bridge resident, who has yet to be named.
He failed to pay a £75 fixed penalty notice, issued last month, for failing to recycle properly after receiving two warnings.
It comes as a review of the first six months of district-wide compulsory recycling revealed 2,365 official warnings about recycling offences have been sent out.
Initial warnings were sent to 2,261 homes, with 104 of these households then receiving a formal warning letter – the stage before fines are implemented.
Residents are usually warned if they put out black sacks, destined for landfill, if they contain recyclable items.
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