A man who dumped packaging in a country lane on a whim has been order to pay over £1,800.
On Wednesday 12th July 2017 a 21 year old man of Minster Way, Slough, Berkshire was convicted at High Wycombe Magistrates Court for a fly tipping offence, after pleading guilty.
The Court heard that on Friday 11th November 2016 an instigator from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire investigator attended a fly tipped site at Nashdom Lane, Burnham, Buckinghamshire.
Cardboard packaging, packing tape and a plastic bag were seen dumped at the side of the road and packaging label addressed to the 21 year old man was found within the waste.
The 21 year old man fully admitted to offence when interviewed at a Police Station. He stated that he had moved to a new house and had ordered a new fridge freezer. He had put the cardboard packaging, packing tape and plastic bag from the new appliance into his car, intending to take it to the household recycling centre when he found time. He stated that as he drove along a rural area of Burnham on the way to visit his daughter, he decided to solve his problem quickly and dumped the waste at the side of the road.
The Magistrates fined the 21 year old man £923 and ordered him to pay £819 towards prosecution costs, plus £92 in victim surcharge giving a total to pay of £1,834.
South Bucks District Council Cabinet Member for Environment Luisa Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: ‘This man made a sudden decision to dump his waste in a country lane – an antisocial decision that cost him £1,800.‘
Dumped waste can be reported as soon as possible online at http://old.buckscc.gov.uk/fly.