A FLYTIPPER has been fined £400 after CCTV captured him dumping waste in Sainsbury’s car park.

The Lyneham man was spotted leaving bin liners full of rubbish next to the recycling bins at the supermarket in Royal Wootton Bassett car park. They were left directly underneath a sign warning people not to flytip.

Wiltshire Council’s environmental enforcement team has given out more than £1,200 in fines this year for offences at the Bassett store.

The team is working with the town council to investigate two more incidents.

Councillor Bridget Wayman, cabinet member for transport, highways and waste, said: "There has been an unacceptable amount of fly-tipped waste at recycling points across the county, particularly at this location, which has become a hotspot for people dumping waste, despite the numerous ‘no fly-tipping' signs.”

And councillor Steve Watts, the mayor of the town, said: "Most of us have tried to store the additional waste and recycling at home, and adjusted to the increase of waste by using bin collection services, or using roadside recycling points.

"But I'm afraid to say that a minority have not. They have taken to blighting our countryside, parks and private land with their waste and disguising their fly-tipping by dumping it at recycling centres in the hope that no-one would give them a second glance when unloading bags of rubbish.

"Dumping waste that is not accepted at these centres, such as the one at the Royal Wootton Bassett Sainsbury's car park, is an offence.”