Fly tipper prosecuted in South Oxhey

12th August 2015


To help protect the environment, Three Rivers District Council prosecuted another fly-tipping case at Watford Magistrates’ Court this week (Monday 10 August 2015).

Mr Michael Zylka, of Bridlington Road, South Oxhey was successfully prosecuted for the illegal deposit of a large amount of bags of builders’ rubble, domestic waste and garden waste between 1 March 2015 and 7 May 2015, in a garage area directly behind a house he rents in Woodhall Lane, South Oxhey.

Although Mr Zylka cleared the waste at his own expense after he had received a letter asking him to attend an interview under caution at Three Rivers House in Rickmansworth, he pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined by the Court and ordered to pay the Council’s legal costs. The total fines and costs were £1,597.

Lead member for public services and health, Cllr Phil Brading, said:

“Three Rivers is a beautiful and safe district and we want to keep it that way. We will not hesitate to take action against people who fly tip.”

The Court told Mr Zylka even though the fly tipping was outside his property it was not his land to use in this way. The Court took into account that Mr Zylka did remove all the waste at his expense whether or not it was as a result of the Council’s letter.

Information about fly tipping is available here and waste disposal and collection is available here or by contacting us.

You can report fly tipping to us in confidence on 01923 776611  

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