A COURT ordered a litter bug to pay nearly £350 for dropping a receipt in a car park.
Andrew Boyce (19) was fined when he was spotted by a warden outside McDonalds in Dalton in March.
Boyce, of Old Mill Road, Conisbrough, failed to pay up after the March 1 incident and Rotherham Borough Council prosecuted.
He was found guilty of littering at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court in his absence last Friday (1), when he was fined £175. Boyce must also pay £159 costs plus an extra £15.
Cllr Jahangir Akhtar, the council’s Cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “This is a continuation of our zero-tolerance approach.
“We want our actions on these priorities to have a real effect and improving the quality of life is a priority.
“Taking pride in our neighbourhoods and keeping them free from litter, dog fouling, graffiti and fly-tipping is a particular issue.
A Streetpride survey saw fly-tipping top a list of crimes Rotherham folk want to see prosecuted.