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Man from Aylesbury guilty of fly tipping

Man from Aylesbury guilty of fly tipping

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 4:25pm 17th October 2019.

A man from Aylesbury has pleaded guilty to fly tipping waste in Dinton.

Steven Gee, 38, of Chalgrove Walk, Aylesbury, pleaded guilty to fly tipping last month.

The court heard that a large amount of waste had been dumped in a field gateway on Ford Road, Dinton, on or before 27 December 2018. 

Investigation started...

Enforcement Officers from Buckinghamshire County Council carried out an investigation and traced the rubbish to a house in Aylesbury, where building work had been carried out.

The householder and contractor, however, had complied with their duty of care over the transfer of the waste, and were able to furnish details of the person who had been paid to take away the waste - Steven Gee.

Investigators interviewed Gee, who admitted to taking payment to dispose of waste. He had burnt a portion of the waste, but then went on to dump the rest by the roadside.

Taking into account the offender's circumstances, the magistrates imposed the following penalties: 

  • a 12-month community order, to include 80 hours unpaid work
  • attendance on an approved Thinking Skills Programme
  • 10 days' rehabilitation activity requirement (RAR)
  • a victim surcharge of £85
  • costs of £975.90

Aylesbury Vale District Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure Cllr Paul Irwin, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said:

"When the waste in this case was traced back to a residential address, the householder was able to show that they had complied with their obligations and kept details of the waste carrier they had used.

"At that point, liability for the fly tipping moved from the householder to the man who had actually dumped the waste."

The case was prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.  

You can report fly tipping in Buckinghamshire here.

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