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.
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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.
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.”