Man flytipped ‘in frustration at tip closure’
Fine of £1,000 for dumping waste into a ditch
FLYTIPPING ‘in frustration’ has cost a man thousands of pounds after he arrived at a recycling centre in Slough only to find it was closed.
Adheel Hussain, 33, of Mirador Crescent, dumped waste cardboard and polystyrene in a ditch in Billet Lane, Iver, in August last year and at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on January 4 pleaded guilty to flytipping.
The magistrates fined Hussain £1,000 and awarded full clean-up and prosecution costs to be paid to the council, the sum being an additional £1,000.
A victim surcharge was also levied.
The court was told that on August 9 Buckinghamshire County Council enforcement officer Chris Smith found Hussain’s name and address in the rubbish and he was interviewed under caution by enforcement officers.
Hussain admitted that he dumped the rubbish out of frustration after he arrived at the household waste recycling centre at Chalvey, Slough, and found it had closed.
Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire chairman Sir Beville Stanier said: “Rather than returning home with his rubbish when he found the household waste and recycling centre closed, this man decided to drive into the countryside and dump his waste at the roadside.
“The judgement handed down by the magis- trates reflects the strong feeling in the community about this kind of behaviour.”
The case was prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.
Report flytipping online or via the illegal dumping reporting hotline on 0845 330 1856.
The waste dumped by Adheel Hussain Clean up: