£180 job costs fly-tippers £3k
Magistrates fine father and son after pile of waste from clearance job in Middlesex dumped in Iver
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