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Crime pays for open bin father

A father of four who was fined more than £200 for over-filling his wheelie bin has found himself not only in possession of a criminal record but also a shiny new compactor.Gareth Corkhill from Whitehaven in Cumbria received media attention recently when he was taken to court by Copeland Borough Council and fined because he left his bin lid open a few inches. The story prompted Midland-based Wastepact to donate a compactor to help him avoid further prosecution.