Kimberley Rutter, 27, of Robson Grove, Warrington, pleaded guilty at Warrington Magistrates Court and was sentenced on Friday 19 January.



After receiving reports of rubbish dumped on the Trans Pennine Trail, Eastford Road, the council investigated the incident with the outcome connecting Rutter to the incident.

Rutter then continuously failed to assist the council, and at an earlier hearing pleaded guilty to the offence of withholding assistance with the investigation.

The magistrates issued a £454 fine, £620 clear up costs, and £100 compensation to a total of £1,174 for the failure to properly dispose of waste resulting in it being fly-tipped, and for failing to cooperate with the investigation.

Cllr Hitesh Patel, cabinet member for environment, housing and public protection said: “The council operates three community recycling centres where residents can take household waste to be recycled. 

“If handing over your waste to a ‘man with a van’, you are responsible for ensuring that they are an authorised waste carrier. 

“Some people pose as legitimate waste carriers and then fly-tip rubbish that they have been paid to dispose of properly, so you should always check”.

Anybody with information relating to a fly-tipping incident should report it to the council. Residents can provide information in relation to fly-tipping incidents via the council’s website at

To check if a person or businesses is registered to take your waste away, visit the Environment Agency’s register of waste carriers

18 January 2024