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Man fined for fly-tipping at Woodside Leisure Park
A man caught fly-tipping at Woodside Leisure Park explained has actions by saying he dumped the waste illegally as the nearby recycling centre was closed.
Watford Borough Council ’s environmental crime officer was called after rubbish including two sofas, a bed base and a bike were dumped in a skip at the complex.
CCTV covering the site showed the registration of the van used in the fly-tip and it was later found to have been hired at the time to Radoslaw Buczkowski.
In an interview at Watford Town Hall Buczkowski, of St Johns Road, Watford, admitted dumping the household items at the site after he found that the local household waste recycling centre was closed.
On Monday he appeared at Watford Magistrates’ Court and was fined £300 for fly-tipping and ordered to pay £500 cost plus a victim surcharge.
Following the conviction, Councillor Derek Scudder , member with responsibility for environmental issues, said: "This case highlights the fact that fly-tipping can take many forms. Just because someone dumps their rubbish in or around another individual’s skip, does not mean that the rubbish has been properly and legally disposed of.
"We ask residents to consider how they will dispose of their waste and to take time to check the opening hours of licensed disposal sites so they do not have a wasted journey.
"We work with residents and businesses to give advice about how to best dispose of their waste, but will continue to tackle those who litter and fly-tip our streets."