Fly-tipper Fined £1,197

22 March 2018

A Fly-tipper who dumped waste at a residential garage block has been prosecuted after finding letters addressed to him in the rubbish.

His plea was guilty when he attended court in March and was ordered to pay £1,197.

The Magistrates Court heard how in February 2017 an Environmental Enforcement Officer responded to a report of fly-tipping at a garage block. Among the mixed waste were letters addressed to the man accused. At court, he blamed friends for dumping the waste while helping him move. A fixed penalty notice was issued at the time but not paid.

He pleaded guilty at court and was ordered to pay a total of £1,197, including a £350 fine, £35 victim surcharge and £812 costs.

The Portfolio Holder for Environmental and Community Protection, said: “The act of fly-tipping is a blight on our landscape, the clearance of which ties up valuable resources that could be better used in a more proactive way to improve the borough. We hope these prosecutions send out a strong message about our zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping.”

Residents can report incidents of fly-tipping online.

Dacorum Borough Council is part of the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group which includes all Hertfordshire local authorities, Hertfordshire Constabulary, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, The National Farmers' Union and the Environment Agency.

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