A 31 year old man from Belfast Avenue, Slough, pleaded guilty to an offence of illegal dumping of waste at Wycombe Magistrates Court on Tuesday 22nd July 2014.
The Court heard that in February 2013, the man was driving a hire car along Abbey Park Lane, Burnham, when the car got a puncture. He stopped to change the tyre and found a quantity of domestic waste in the boot of the car while locating the spare tyre. Having removed the waste from the car to access the spare wheel, he had forgotten to put the rubbish back in the car when he drove away.
The Magistrates fined the man £210 and ordered him to pay £750 in clean-up and prosecution costs as well as a £21 victim surcharge, making a total to pay of £981.
The case was prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.
The Waste Partnership launched the ‘Illegal Dumping Costs’ campaign in October 2003 to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences in Buckinghamshire.
In the last year the Partnership has secured 60 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences.
On average, there is at least one conviction per week for illegal dumping offences in Buckinghamshire. This has resulted in a halving of reported incidents and a saving of over £1 million for residents.
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