On Wednesday 6th May 2015 a 52 year old woman of Dog Kennel Lane, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire pleaded guilty at Wycombe Magistrates Court to an offence of dumping waste illegally at the Snells Wood Car Park recycling site at Little Chalfont.
The court heard that on Friday 12th December 2014 officers from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire inspected the Snells Wood Car Park recycling site at Little Chalfont and found four sacks of general household waste including food waste and other domestic items dumped between a recycling bank and a litter bin. The waste was examined and was traced back to the 52 year old woman.
When interviewed at a police station by Waste Partnership investigators the woman admitted depositing the waste. She said that she had missed her domestic waste collection and had taken the waste to the recycling site herself on a visit to her parents’ house in Little Chalfont.
The woman said she had seen quantities of waste in that location previously and that she had seen it being picked up by the Council. She said she had mistakenly put the waste there thinking it would be okay to do so as she said she had not seen the warning signs advising against dumping.
The woman acknowledged that as well as being illegal, fly-tipping is also unsightly and unsafe, attracting rats and other disease-carrying pests.
The Magistrates fined the woman £280 and ordered her to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £550. A victim surcharge of £28 was also levied, making a total to pay of £858.
The case was prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.
Fly-tipping can be reported at online or on your mobile at www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly.