A business was ordered to pay a £100 fine after it left bags of rubbish next to a public bin. 

The black bags had been dumped at the Anne Boleyn Parade in Rochford. 

The council's waste contractor, Suez, found evidence inside one of the bags linking the rubbish to a business in the area. 

It was then tracked down by the council's street scene team and issued with a £100 fine. 

That was then reduced to £50 after payment was made within 10 days. 

Rochford Council's environment boss Dave Sperring said: "Yet again our officers and contractors are working together to ensure that our district is kept clean and tidy.

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