A PET owner was ordered to pay over £1,400 for failing to clean up dog mess from his garden
Oliver Mountain, 26, was prosecuted after residents complained about foul smells coming from the rear of his property.
A court heard he allowed bin bags of domestic waste, furniture and even dog faeces to build up on both the front and back gardens of a property he rented.
Neighbours told council officers the smell and flies attracted by the rubbish was so bad that they couldn't leave their doors or windows open and enjoy their gardens.
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Mountain, of Lincoln, was found guilty of breaching an abatement notice in his absence and fined £300 at Lincoln Magistrates Court.
He was also ordered to pay £200 costs, a £30 victim surcharge and £907 to cover the costs of cleaning up the rubbish.
The court heard Mountain allowed the mounds of rubbish and dog mess to pile up in the gardens of the property in Lincoln over a period of several months.
Oliver Mountain, 26, was prosecuted after residents complained about foul smells
The City of Lincoln Council first received a complaint about the house from neighbours in March last year.
Mr Mountain had numerous opportunities to remove the waste but failed to do so
An officer contacted Mountain advising him to remove the rubbish and confirming the refuse collection days for the area.
But further complaints of bags of dog mess being left outside the back of the property were then received in May and June.
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A council officer visited the property again in June and advised the amount of dog fouling and rubbish was likely to attract vermin and was a risk to public health.
Dog faeces was found on both the front and back gardens of a property he rented
They then service a notice on Mountain on June 20 requiring him to take the rubbish to an approved tip within 14 days, but he failed to do so.
A follow up visit in July showed Mountain had failed to comply with the notice and the council arranged for the waste to be removed.
They then sent a letter and invoice requesting payment from him in August but was not paid.
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Neighbours complianed to council officers about the smell and flies
Speaking after the hearing, Sam Barstow, service manager for public protection and anti-social behaviour at the city council, said: "This is a really positive result, showing that the courts recognise the need to protect the environment for local people.
"When waste accumulates in this way, not only is it unpleasant for those living nearby, due to smells and the sight of it, but it is also likely to attract flies, rats and other pests.
"Mr Mountain had numerous opportunities to remove the waste but failed to do so.
"We would urge people to work with us in these circumstances as failure to do so is likely to result in further action, to protect those living nearby."
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