Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) have warned of possible prosecutions after sharing a video showing fly-tipping Thursday (May 14).

The video was posted to the MVDC Twitter page and showed heaps of disused cardboard and bin bags piled up next to a recycling site in the district.

A spokesperson for MVDC told the Comet the tipping in question happened at the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall Car Park in Ashtead.

Alongside the video, the council warned residents Thursday that fly-tipping was a criminal offence and carried penalty fines of up to £50,000.

"Leaving unwanted items next to recycling banks in our car parks is fly-tipping and a criminal offence, which could come with a maximum fine of £50,000.

"Please respect our beautiful district," a spokesperson said.

While council waste collecting and recycling services have been impacted across the country as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, only a limited number of specific services have been impacted in Mole Valley.

Responding to a query from the Comet, MVDC said:

"The only collection elements that has been affected in Mole Valley is the collections of clothes, home textiles, small electricals and batteries — not running at the moment."