Maidenhead resident pleads guilty to fly-tipping in Burnham
Artur Woszcyna (25) of Clare Road, Maidenhead, pleaded guilty at High Wycombe Magistrates Court last week (Wednesday 20 January) to an offence of illegally dumping controlled waste.
The court heard that on 19 August 2015, a pile of waste was found illegally dumped in Crow Piece Lane, Burnham, only a couple of hundred metres from the County Council’s household waste recycling centre on the same road.
An Enforcement Officer working for Buckinghamshire County Council examined the waste and found correspondence addressed to Mr Woszcyna. He was interviewed by officers from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire and admitted one offence of fly-tipping.
Mr Woszcyna told the court that at the time of the offence he was under a lot of pressure, had been required to leave his home unexpectedly and he was unfamiliar with the area.
He was ordered to pay a £725 fine, contribute £300 towards costs and also pay a £73 victim surcharge, leaving him with a total bill of £1,098.
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 over 500 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.
We’ve made reporting fly-tipping easy: upload details including location and photos online or on your mobile at www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly