Two Wallsend residents have been fined as part of a crackdown on fly-tipping.
A man was fined a total of £295 for depositing household waste in a back lane, while a woman was fined £415 for leaving a dismantled shed in a alley behind her home.
Enforcement officers from North Tyneside Council’s community and public spaces protection team have been carrying out foot patrols in different areas of the borough.
Colin Boxshall, manager of the community and public spaces protection team, said: “Enforcement officers are making use of powers under the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act.
“Fines, community protection warnings and notices will be issued where appropriate.
“North Tyneside is a great place to live, work and visit and we will not allow a minority to spoil it.
“We will continue to take a strict approach to fly-tipping, visiting homes and businesses until we put a stop to those inconsiderate people dumping rubbish”.
During a recent inspection in North Shields, a woman was handed a £50 fine for failing to pick up after her dog.
Fly-tipping can be reported on www.northtyneside.gov.uk. Residents can also request a bulky waste collection on the website or call 0345 2000 103.
Residents are reminded that household waste must be placed in the green waste bin provided by the council.
The emptied wheeled bin must then be returned to their property by the evening of the collection day.