Fly-tippers fined after being caught on camera dumping waste in a Markyate country lane

They plead guilty to the offence at St Albans Magistrates’ Court

A couple have been fined after they were caught on camera dumping wood on a country lane in Markyate.

Martin Nevin and Caroline Nevin of Maidenhall Road, Luton, pleaded guilty on July 6 to the unauthorised deposit of controlled waste.

They were ordered to pay fines of £480 and £320, costs of £599.47 each and victim surcharges of £48 and £34.

Cllr Julie Banks at a fly-tipping scene.

The court heard how on July 24 last year a covert camera installed by the council captured a VW transporter van arriving at Windmill Road and dumping the rubbish.

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Dacorum Borough Council's Environmental Enforcement Team found three wooden pallets and smaller pieces of wood at the roadside.

Cllr Julie Banks, Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “This prosecution shows that all parties involved in a fly-tipping incident will be prosecuted. Our Environmental Enforcement Officers have shown how thoroughly they investigate all incidents of fly-tipping as part of our zero-tolerance approach to environmental crime.”