Man fined after plead­ing guilty to dump­ing waste

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A MAN who dumped rub­bish in Lit­tle Chal­font will have to pay more than £1,000.

Con­stantin Vladeanu, 26, of Rox­eth Green Av­enue, Har­row, pleaded guilty at Wy­combe Mag­is­trates’ Court on July 20 to an of­fence of fail­ing in his duty of care re­gard­ing waste, which was later found fly-tipped.

Mag­is­trates fined Vladeanu £660 and or­dered clean-up and pros­e­cu­tion costs to be paid to the sum of £878.

A vic­tim sur­charge of £66 was also levied – mak­ing a to­tal to pay £1,604.

The court heard that on Fe­bru­ary 3 an in­ves­ti­ga­tor from the Waste Part­ner­ship for Buck­ing­hamshire found waste dumped at a lay-by park­ing area in Stony Lane.

The waste was pho­tographed and ex­am­ined for ev­i­dence of ori­gin and de­tails found within the dumped ma­te­ri­als led in­ves­ti­ga­tors to speak to Vladeanu.

When in­ter­viewed at a po­lice sta­tion, Vladeanu de­nied dump­ing the waste him­self, say­ing it had come from both his work as a builder and as house­hold waste from his own prop­erty.

He said the waste had been car­ried away by an un­known third party and Vladeanu ad­mit­ted that he had done noth­ing to check the waste car­rier’s cre­den­tials.

Mike Smith, chair­man of the Joint Waste Part­ner­ship for Buck­ing­hamshire, said: “This is an­other case where a Buck­ing­hamshire beauty spot was spoiled by waste brought from else­where.

“Al­though two thirds of cases we pros­e­cute con­cern the peo­ple who ac­tu­ally dump the waste, we will con­tinue to take ac­tion on be­half of lo­cal res­i­dents to en­sure that fail­ure in re­spon­si­bil­ity by the waste pro­ducer is also prop­erly pun­ished, in­clud­ing the re­cov­ery of costs in­curred in both clean­ing up and pros­e­cut­ing.”

Dumped: The waste in Stony Lane

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