Council warns – Don’t fly-tip in Buckinghamshire

A man from Dunstable has learned the hard way that fly-tipping anywhere is against the law and by doing so in Buckinghamshire, he has gained nothing but a hefty fine and a criminal record.

Alexandre Padure, 28, from Dunstable in Bedfordshire, pleaded guilty to the offence of illegal dumping when he appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 17 August 2022.

The court heard that on or before Tuesday 2 November 2022, a large amount of waste, mainly off cuts of carpet, doors and other house refurbishment waste, was illegally dumped at a bus stop in Ivinghoe Aston on the B489.

Buckinghamshire Council enforcement officers found evidence in the waste, which was traced to a householder in Dunstable who was able to provide valuable information to the team as to the identity of the dumper.

Mr Padure was interviewed and admitted dumping the waste at the bus stop. He was ordered to pay a fine of £583, a victim surcharge of £58 and costs of £1,145.58, making a total of £1,786.58.

The local handyman who created the waste was issued with a £300 fixed penalty notice for failing in his duty of care and not disposing of the waste in a lawful manner.

Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment said: “This case once again highlights that we will not tolerate fly-tipping in Buckinghamshire. Regardless of where you live, if you break the law, we will investigate and will prosecute wherever possible.”

Gareth continued: “Help us to drive fly-tippers out of Bucks by never paying cash for someone to take your rubbish away. Follow the S.C.R.A.P code, use a trusted waste carrier and always pay electronically so you have a record of the transaction.  Any reputable collector will be happy to be paid this way. Criminals who don’t care about breaking the law are more likely to ask for cash payment but if they are caught fly-tipping, you could also be liable for a fine, as was the case here.”

The local community welcomed news of the prosecution. A spokesperson for the Parish Council said: “Ivinghoe Parish Council is very pleased with the work carried out by the enforcement team which sends out a strong signal to other potential offenders.”

More information on how to prevent fly-tipping and avoid falling victim to a rogue waste carrier is available on our website.

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