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Packaging label leads investigators to fly tip culprit

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Waste dumped on the verge in Alderbourne Lane, Fulmer.

A fly tipper was brought to justice after a packaging label was found on household rubbish dumped in Alderbourne Lane, Fulmer.

On Wednesday 7th March 2018 a 29 year old man of Uxbridge Road, Slough pleased guilty at Wycombe Magistrates court to illegally dumping the waste. The man was fined £615 and ordered to pay £300 costs by the magistrates.

Magistrates were told that on Tuesday 15th August 2017 a Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire investigator found large pile of household waste dumped at the side of Alderbourne Lane. It included a mattress, cardboard packaging, a plastic bin sack, plastic bags containing green waste, a settee, a suitcase, wood and broken up furniture.

Sifting through the waste, the investigator found a packaging label bearing the name and address of the 29 year old man.

When interviewed the 29 year old man admitted dumping plastic bags containing green waste and cardboard packaging for a mattress, which he said he had added to waste already dumped in Alderbourne Lane.

Waste dumped on the verge in Alderbourne Lane, Fulmer.

The 29 year old man told magistrates rubbish was building up outside his house as the council had not taken it away for two or three weeks, despite his complaints, so he decided to load it into a van and illegally dump it.

The 29 year old man accepted he was wrong and that he had made a bad decision when he decided to fly-tip his waste, but did it out of anger and frustration at the council.

In addition to the £615 fine and £300 towards prosecution costs, the 29 year old man was ordered to pay a £61 victim surcharge making a total of £976.

South Bucks District Council Cabinet Member for Environment Luisa Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: ‘Our investigators do everything they can to trace who’s responsible for dumping waste on roadside verges. Let this case be a lesson to anyone who thinks they can get away with this kind of anti-social behaviour.

The case was investigated and prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.

Illegally dumped waste can be reported on 0845 330 1856 or by visiting www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly.

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