Hemel fly-tipper slapped with £2,000 fine after being caught on CCTV
A fly-tipper has been fined more than £2,000 after he was caught illegally dumping waste in The Square, Hemel Hempstead.
Iain Young, from Boxmoor, was caught TWICE on CCTV returning to the site in an effort to remove his details from the tipped materials.
Appearing before St Albans Magistrates’ Court on November 20, Young pleaded guilty to illegally dumping waste.
He was fined £1,500, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £150 and council costs of £573.56. A total of £2,223.56 is to be paid before December 1, 2019.
In sentencing it was taken into consideration Young had co-operated with investigations and was therefore given the full reduction for an early guilty plea.
Emma Walker, group manager for Environmental and Community Protection, said: “Fly-tipping is illegal and there are arrangements in place for everyone to dispose of their waste legally so there is absolutely no excuse for fly-tipping.
"You can help reduce fly-tipping by checking the waste carriers’ licence of anyone you employ to remove waste from your property.
"If you see fly-tipping, please report it via our online reporting tool by visiting www.dacorum.gov.uk/flytipping.”
Dacorum Borough Council is part of the The Hertfordshire Fly-Tipping Group (HFTG).
This is a multi-agency taskforce including the Boroughs, Districts and County Council as well as Hertfordshire Constabulary, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Herts Fire & Rescue, the Environment Agency and the National Farmers Union.
The HFTG is also behind the award winning #SCRAPflytipping campaign, which is used across Hertfordshire to help educate residents, and has been provided to other local authorities across the UK (free of charge) to help promote a consistent message.
For more information search #SCRAPflytipping www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/flytipping