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Fly-tipping costs man £1,250

| January 23, 2015

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A 64 year old man of Princes Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire was convicted at Wycombe Magistrates Court on Wednesday 21st January 2015 after pleading guilty to an offence of fly-tipping.

The court heard that on the afternoon of Tuesday 8th July 2014 a man was seen by members of the public to park his car at the entrance to a building site in Churchill Avenue, Aylesbury. He opened the boot of his car, took black plastic sacks out of the rear of the car and dumped them on the ground.

The registration number of the car was taken and the incident was reported.

Buckinghamshire County Council Enforcement Officers subsequently interviewed the man at a police station, he admitted dumping four black plastic sacks. He stated that the sacks contained household waste which had been left close to the outside of his property by unknown persons.

He decided to get rid of them by dumping them at the entrance to the building site where he was witnessed.

The Magistrates fined the man £135 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £1,095. A victim surcharge of £20 was also levied, making a total to pay of £1,250.

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 462 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.

Fly-tipping can be reported by upload details including location and photos online or on your mobile at www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly.

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