Man fined after pleading guilty to dumping waste
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