Local man fined over £2,000 for fly-tipping

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Boxmoor resident Mr Iain Young was fined at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 20 November after pleading guilty to illegally dumping waste.

Dacorum Borough Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team, along with Legal Services, have successfully prosecuted Mr Young for fly-tipping offences in The Square, an area falling within the centre of Hemel Hempstead.

Mr Young was caught on CCTV returning to the site twice whilst in an effort to remove his details from the tipped materials.

In sentencing it was taken into consideration that Mr Young had co-operated with investigations and was therefore given the full reduction for an early guilty plea.

Mr Young 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 1 December 2019.

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.

These organisations have come together to improve how Hertfordshire responds to fly-tipping. The HFTG’s work programme is delivering in improvements in enforcement capability across the county as well as the rollout of new technology to assist in identifying and prosecuting fly-tippers.

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.