Fly Tipper Prosecuted by Three Rivers

20th December 2019

Three Rivers District Council has prosecuted a fly tipper - Ricky Tim from Watford, who was also recently prosecuted by Dacorum Borough Council for the same offence.  

Tim, on a date unknown between 19 June 2019 - 22 July 2019, deposited controlled waste, being household waste including a sofa and other items, on land at Woodside Road, Abbots Langley, when no environmental permit to do so was in force. 

The waste was traced to a Watford resident who was able to provide a receipt, for £60, Tim had given her for taking her waste.  

Tim came in for an interview under caution, admitted the offence. Subsequently, he was offered a Fixed Penalty Notice on the basis he applied for a Waste Carrier’s Licence, which he failed to do. Accordingly, the Council proceeded to prosecution. 

On 11 December 2019, Tim pleaded guilty to the offence. St Albans Magistrates’ Court issued him with a 12-month Community Order with the requirement to undertake 50 hours' unpaid work. The Council were also awarded costs of £854.80.  

Cllr Phil Williams, Lead Member for Environmental Services and Sustainability, said: “By continuing to prosecute those who fly tip and those who allow fly tipping to take place, by not carrying out the appropriate checks, we hope this sends out a clear message that fly tipping is not and will not be tolerated in Three Rivers. My thanks to all the hard work done by all the officers involved.” 

The Council is part of the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group who run the award-winning #SCRAPflytipping campaign to encourage all residents to use the S.C.R.A.P code when arranging for waste to be taken away.  

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