Incidents of flytipping led to conviction

Musselburgh resident, Craig Fraser, has been given a Community Payback Order with 216 hours of unpaid work after previously pleading guilty to five charges under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

The court heard Fraser had run a business, 'A Man with a Van', advertised on local social media, for which he was paid by householders to collect and dispose of household waste.

Investigations carried out by East Lothian Council into incidents of flytipping at various locations in the county including farms and Prestongrange Museum successfully identified the source of the waste which provided a common link to customers of Fraser.

A Council spokesperson said: “East Lothian Council welcomes the recent conviction and sentence at Edinburgh Sheriff Court of Craig Fraser in relation to numerous instances of fly-tipping in 2019.

“Our officers worked in conjunction with colleagues from Police Scotland in compiling the evidence that led to Mr Fraser’s conviction.

“Council staff are fully committed to investigating all reports of fly-tipping and anyone found responsible will be dealt robustly using all existing legal provision

Fly-tipping can be reported to East Lothian Council via 01620 827 827 or on-line via the Council’s website and select Report It.

Published: Thursday, 29th September 2022