A picture has been released showing the appliance fly-tip that landed a man thousands in fines.

Peter Gumble, of Barley Mow, St Albans, was caught on a covertly installed camera dumping fridges and fridge-freezers in Barnes Lane, Kings Langley on July 3, 2023.

The 69-year-old had been driving a white Ford Transit van which was traced to him by Dacorum Borough Council. However, the council said that “despite numerous efforts, he failed to engage with our officers”.

An arrest warrant was granted after the fly-tip was referred to court and Gumble handed himself in to Herts Police on January 8, this year.

During a St Albans Magistrates' Court appearance on January 31, he pleaded guilty to the unauthorised deposit of controlled waste in the country lane.

He was fined £880, slapped with a £352 victim services surcharge, and ordered to pay £1,807.50 in costs for a total of £3,039.50.

Watford Observer: The fly-tip in Barnes Lane, Kings Langley.The fly-tip in Barnes Lane, Kings Langley. (Image: Dacorum Borough Council.)

Dacorum councillor Robin Bromham said: “Fly-tipping is completely unacceptable as it has a huge negative impact on our local community and surrounding environment and wildlife.

“We investigate all fly-tipping incidents and issue fixed penalty notices or prosecute individuals when sufficient evidence is found.

“I’d like to remind residents to always check your waste carrier’s registration details on the Environment Agency website to ensure that your waste is dealt with responsibly.”