£180 job costs fly-tip­pers £3k

Mag­is­trates fine fa­ther and son af­ter pile of waste from clear­ance job in Mid­dle­sex dumped in Iver

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John Joseph Mon­gan, 44, and James Christo­pher Mon­gan, 18, both of Colne Park Car­a­van Site, Cricket Field Road, West Drayton, Mid­dle­sex dumped rub­bish from a bath­room re-fit at a site on Man­sion Lane on De­cem­ber 2 2016.

Mil­ton Keynes Mag­is­trates Court heard that in Novem­ber 2016 a build­ing com­pany car­ried out the re-fit at an ad­dress in Ash­ford, Mid­dle­sex.

The waste in­cluded a bath, a toilet, a wash­basin, ce­ramic tiles, card­board pack­ag­ing, plas­tic bin sacks, plas­ter­board, plumb­ing waste, builder’s bags and wood.

On the morn­ing of De­cem­ber 2 2016 the builders con­tacted John Mon­gan, who they had used be­fore, to ar­range the re­moval of the waste.

John and James Mon­gan re­moved the waste later in the morn­ing for an agreed price of £180.

On De­cem­ber 7 2016 a Thames Val­ley Po­lice Of- fi­cer went to a fly tipped site at Man­sion Lane, Iver.

Pack­ag­ing la­bels found within the dumped waste were traced to the Ash­ford ad­dress and ev­i­dence was gained from the house­holder and the builders.

John and James Mon­gan were in­ter­viewed at a po­lice sta­tion and made full ad­mis­sions to the dump­ing.

John Mon­gan stated that he was do­ing his son a favour by driv­ing, as James was not in­sured to drive the tip­per truck used in the re­moval job.

James said it was his job and that they went straight from the Ash­ford ad­dress and il­le­gally dumped the waste at Man­sion Lane.

They were con­victed at Mil­ton Keynes Mag­is­trates Court on July 14 2017 for a fly tip­ping offence, af­ter both pleaded guilty.

The mag­is­trates fined John and James Mon­gan £550 each and or­dered them to pay £938 each to­wards prose­cu­tion costs, plus £55 each in vic­tim sur­charge.

The to­tal each per­son had to pay was there­fore £1,543, with a com­bined fig­ure of £3,086.

South Bucks District Coun­cil cab­i­net mem­ber for en­vi­ron­ment Luisa Sul­li­van, speak­ing on be- half of the Waste Part­ner­ship for Buck­ing­hamshire, said: “Af­ter tak­ing money to dump this waste prop­erly, these men cyn­i­cally de­cided to dump the waste on the high­way and make an ex­tra profit. In­stead, it cost them £3,000”.

The case was in­ves­ti­gated and pros­e­cuted by Buck­ing­hamshire County Coun­cil work­ing on be- half of the Waste Part­ner­ship for Buck­ing­hamshire. If you see any dumped waste please re­port it as soon as pos­si­ble on­line at http://old.buckscc.gov.uk/fly

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