On Wednesday 8th October 2014 a 27 year old man of Underwood Road, High Wycombe was convicted at Wycombe Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to an offence of fly tipping.
The court heard that on the afternoon of Tuesday 13th May 2014 the man was seen by a member of the public taking a television set out of the rear of his van, dragging it long the ground and dumping it at the base of an electricity sub-station perimeter fence in Saxhorn Road, Lane End.
Later the same member of the public noticed that a barbecue set and a satellite dish had been dumped at the same location. A registration number was taken down and the incident was reported to the authorities.
County Council and District Council enforcement officers from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire subsequently interviewed a 27 year old man at a police station, he made a full admissions to dumping all of the items.
The Magistrates fined the man £665 and ordered him to pay £500 towards prosecution costs, plus a £67 victim surcharge.
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. Since then, the Partnership has secured 448 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.
To reporting fly-tipping upload details including location and photos on your mobile at www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly.