Flytippers have been fined £1,500 after being caught illegally dumping waste at Richmondshire recycling sites.
The District Council is using covert cameras at known trouble spots as part of a crackdown to catch people that unscrupulously dump rubbish at the local sites.
The cameras caught five cases, each resulting in a £300 fine for those responsible. They were caught on camera dumping TVs, computer monitors, garden waste, fridges, a bed, carpet and toys.
“We urge residents to remember that it is their waste and therefore their responsibility to dispose of it correctly. If it’s found dumped they will be held responsible and could face a fine,” said Council spokesperson, Councillor Philip Wicks.
“Our cameras are watching known troublespots, and we will take action when they catch flytippers.”