A Lincoln man has been fined after persistently leaving his bins at the side of the road.
Ignas Baldauskas, who lived in Scorer Street at the time of the offences, failed to attend Lincoln Magistrates Court on Monday, November 17.
In his absence, he was found guilty and fined £300, ordered to pay £170 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.
The action was brought by the City of Lincoln Council after wheelie bins were left outside his property in July.
A letter was sent to him but bins were left outside his home on five further visits between July and August, despite a legal notice.
This led to him receiving a fixed penalty notice, which was not paid.
Sam Barstow, Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour Service Manager at the city council, said: “Bins being left on streets can be a real problem for local communities and we are committed to addressing this.
“They detract from the quality of our neighbourhoods and drag the image of an area down, as well as creating a hazard for people walking along the streets and restricting access for people in wheelchairs or those using pushchairs.
“Bins should only be left at the side of the road on the scheduled collection day.
“They should be put out no earlier than 7pm the day prior to collection and then put away by 10pm on the day of collection.
“All waste should be placed in a way that causes the minimum obstruction necessary.”
Anyone who is unsure of when their bins will be collected can visit the online bin calendar, or call Customer Services on 01522 873423.
Anyone who experiences problems with neighbours leaving their bins out can call the Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour Team on 01522 873378.