A woman caught dumping household rubbish against a residential street wall has been fined a hefty sum.

The Kidlington fly-tipper, Taise Ronchi, 40, was ordered to pay more than £2,500 after she dumped household rubbish at Garsingston's poplar close in November 2020.

Ronchi had been contacted to clean a property in Iffley and paid to take some rubbish to Redbridge Recycling Centre but found the centre was shut when she arrived so proceeded to leave the cardboard and two bags of rubbish against a residential street wall.

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Councillor Sue Cooper, cabinet member for Environment at South Oxfordshire District Council said: "Individuals who fly-tip show a total disregard for the community and the environment.

"Dumping rubbish in a residential street is illegal and is also incredibly disrespectful to the people living there."

It was a resident who witnessed the offence taking place and reported it to the district council.

Ronchi had already received a fixed penalty notice for a previous fly-tipping offence in 2017.

She then "failed to cooperate further and subsequently left the country in 2021". 

Magistrates fined her £1,292 and also ordered that she pay a victim surcharge of £129 and £1,097 costs, taking the guilty plea into consideration.

Ms Cooper added: "We won’t hesitate to prosecute anyone responsible, especially repeat offenders who clearly haven’t learnt their lesson.”

The council stated that anyone who sees a fly-tip or witnesses someone dumping rubbish should report it via southoxon.gov.uk/flytipping or 03000 610610.