Man pays £4k af­ter dump­ing build­ing waste

FUR­NI­TURE WAS ALSO FLY-TIPPED

Uxbridge Gazette - - News - By QASIM PERACHA qasim.peracha@reach­plc.com Twit­ter: @qasim­per­acha

A MAN from Hayes who il­le­gally dumped build­ing waste and fur­ni­ture has been made to pay more than £4,000.

Stu­art Chap­man, 50, of Mint Close in Hayes, dumped the items in Mel­low Lane East twice on De­cem­ber 20 last year.

Hillingdon Coun­cil pros­e­cuted him af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the coun­cil’s an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour and environment team and he was charged with two of­fences un­der the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Act 1990.

Chap­man pleaded guilty to both of­fences at Uxbridge Mag­is­trates’ Court on Mon­day July 16 and was fined £1,200 per charge plus costs of £1,691 and a vic­tim sur­charge of £120, com­ing to a to­tal of £4,211.

Hillingdon Coun­cil said that it has re­ceived a num­ber of com­plaints re­lat­ing to fly-tip­ping in this area of Hayes.

Coun­cil­lor Ray Pud­di­foot, Leader of Hillingdon Coun­cil said: “There is ab­so­lutely no ex­cuse for il­le­gally dump­ing waste in our bor­ough, as we al­ready of­fer res­i­dents a free col­lec­tion ser­vice for bulky house­hold items in­clud­ing do­mes­tic fur­ni­ture, fridges and freez­ers.

“We take a zero tol­er­ance ap­proach to anti-so­cial be­hav­iour in­clud­ing fly-tip­ping, which is one of the most com­plained about is­sues and one of the most costly to the pub­lic purse.

“We have in­stalled CCTV cam­eras and ‘No Dump­ing’ signs across the bor­ough to pre­vent fly-tip­ping and we will take ac­tion against any­one found do­ing it.

“We are pleased that jus­tice has been served in this case, and hope this re­sult will fur­ther de­ter oth­ers from break­ing the law and pol­lut­ing our environment. We urge res­i­dents to re­port fly-tip­ping as soon as pos­si­ble.”

PHOTO: HILLINGDON COUN­CIL

There have been a num­ber of com­plaints about fly-tip­ping in Hayes

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