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Council prosecution results in hefty fine for fly-tipper

News release: 19/7/18 - Hillingdon Council has successfully prosecuted a Hayes man for fly-tipping on Mellow Lane East, Hayes on Monday 16 July at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court.

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The council's CCTV cameras recorded Stuart Chapman, aged 50, of Mint Close, Hayes, illegally dumping building waste and domestic furniture at the site on two occasions on Wednesday 20 December 2017.

Following an investigation by the council's anti-social behaviour and environment team, Chapman was charged with two offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. 

He pleaded guilty to both offences and was fined £1,200 per charge plus costs of £1,691 and a victim surcharge of £120, coming to a total of £4,211.

The council has received a number of complaints relating to fly-tipping in this area of Hayes. 

Cllr Ray Puddifoot, Leader of Hillingdon Council said: "There is absolutely no excuse for illegally dumping waste in our borough, as we already offer residents a free collection service for bulky household items including domestic furniture, fridges and freezers.

"We take a zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour including fly-tipping, which is one of the most complained about issues and one of the most costly to the public purse. We have installed CCTV cameras and 'No Dumping' signs across the borough to prevent fly-tipping, and we will take action against anyone found doing it.

"We are pleased that justice has been served in this case, and hope this result will further deter others from breaking the law and polluting our environment. We urge residents to report fly-tipping as soon as possible."

The council offers a free collection service for residents to dispose of unused or unwanted bulky household items that are too large or too heavy for the normal household waste collection. Building waste can be disposed of at the council's civic amenity sites.

To report illegally dumped rubbish, please visit: www.hillingdon.gov.uk/flytipping 


 

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