Dacorum Borough Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team, along with Legal Services, have managed to successfully prosecute a repeat fly tipper, Ricky Tim from Watford, who blighted the environment by fly tipping on Dacorum land.
The first offence consisted of waste that was collected from a residential property in Watford. The resident was having some renovations done. Details for Mr Tim were found online by the resident, the Defendant advertising as a waste collection service. The Defendant was paid £160 for this service by the resident.
The second offence consisted of waste that was collected from another residential property in Watford. Details for Mr Tim were obtained by the resident from a neighbour describing Mr Tim as an individual who cleared things. The Defendant was paid £150 for this service by the resident.
On both occasions Mr Tim illegally dumped the waste he had collected in Barnes Lane in Kings Langley in the borough of Dacorum. Mr Tim was contacted as part of the Council’s investigations but he failed to co-operate with the investigation.
On 13 November 2019, Mr Ricky Tim pleaded guilty to both offences. West and Central Herts Magistrates’ Court issued him with a Community Order expiring on 11 November 2020 with the requirement to undertake 80 hours unpaid work. The Council were also awarded costs in the sum of £650.
Nicola Lobendhan, Dacorum Borough Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team Leader said: ‘This action evidences the commitment of our Environmental Enforcement Team to actively seek out and prosecute offenders who decide to fly tip in our borough. We also share our intelligence with neighbouring boroughs across Hertfordshire.’