Aylesbury man pays £1,630 after waste dumped in two places in Aylesbury

Alexander Stergides (29) of Amorosa Gardens, Aylesbury, pleaded guilty at Wycombe Magistrates Court on Wednesday (26 August) to an offence of dumping waste illegally.

The court heard that on 8 June 2015 two deposits of household waste were found dumped off the A413 at Buckingham Park, north of Aylesbury. The waste was examined by an investigator from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, who found Mr Stergides’ name and address details in both piles of waste.

When interviewed by Waste Partnership investigators, Mr Stergides admitted depositing waste in both places. He denied being responsible for all of the waste dumped in the larger pile. He said that he was new to the area and had failed to find an authorised waste site. He said he had seen the larger pile of waste and had added some of his waste to that pile. He said he knew it had been wrong and that was why he had deposited some of the waste in the second pile nearby.

The Magistrates fined Mr Stergides £1,045 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £300. A victim surcharge of £105 was also levied and he was ordered to pay a Criminal Courts Charge, making a total to pay of £1,630.

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 495 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.

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