A twenty eight year old man of Meavy Close, High Wycombe pleaded guilty to an offence of illegal dumping of waste when he attended High Wycombe Magistrates Court on Wednesday 7th January 2015.
The Court heard that on Friday 9th May 2014 a hidden camera, deployed at Spring Lane, High Wycombe, captured images of the man dumping a vehicle engine which he had taken to the location in his van.
When interviewed at High Wycombe Police Station, the man admitted dumping the engine block saying that he needed an empty van for work and that he couldn’t find anywhere to dispose of the engine legitimately.
The Magistrates fined the man £800 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £500, making a total to pay of £1,300.
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 456 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 you can upload details, including location and photos, online or on your mobile at www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly.