Prolific fly-tipper fined AGAIN after dumping sofa near Hemel Hempstead

A prolific fly-tipper has been slapped with a fine AGAIN after pleading guilty to dumping a sofa - after he was paid £60 to take it away.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 2:28 pm
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 3:59 pm

Ricky Tim, who was fined last month for TWICE dumping waste in Kings Langley, ditched a sofa in Woodside Road, Abbots Langley in the summer.

A Watford woman had paid him £60 to dispose of the rubbish properly – but Tim did not have an environmental permit to do this.

Three Rivers District Council were able to trace the dumped rubbish back to Watford and the woman provided a receipt given to her by Tim.

The dumped sofa

The offender was interviewed by the council and admitted fly tipping in Abbots Langley.

The council were prepared to give him a fixed penalty notice if he applied for a waste carrier’s licence.

But he failed to apply for a licence so the council prosecuted him.

On December 11, Tim pleaded guilty to the offence. St Albans Magistrates’ Court issued him with a 12-month community order with the requirement to undertake 50 hours' unpaid work. The Council were also awarded costs of £854.80.

Cllr Phil Williams, lead member for environmental services and sustainability, said: “By continuing to prosecute those who fly tip and those who allow fly tipping to take place, by not carrying out the appropriate checks, we hope this sends out a clear message that fly tipping is not and will not be tolerated in Three Rivers.

"My thanks to all the hard work done by all the officers involved.”