Waste and recycling company fined for fly-tipping in Three Rivers March 2022


A waste and recycling company has been fined by magistrates for two incidents of fly-tipping which were traced back to shops.

Three Rivers District Council officers discovered that commercial waste dumped in South Oxhey had come from two shops outside the district in Borehamwood. Further investigation revealed both waste removals had been undertaken by Anchor Waste and Recycling Management Ltd.

Jason Whyte, 28, of Three Valleys Way, Bushey, Hertfordshire, Director, of Anchor Recycling and Waste Management Ltd, appeared at St Albans Magistrates Court on 16 February and pleaded guilty to two counts of a breach of his duty of care and was fined £8,000, ordered to pay £1,449 costs and a £190 surcharge, a total of £9,639.

Mr Whyte also pleaded guilty and was convicted of a breach of a Community Protection Notice which was given to him after he repeatedly failed to remove a caravan he had left on the roadside in Hayling Road South Oxhey. He was ordered to pay fines of £80, costs of £360, and surcharge of £34 totalling £474. Mr Whyte was granted seven days to remove the caravan.

Cllr Phil Williams, Lead Member for Environmental Services, Climate Change and Sustainability, said: "Fly-tipping is never acceptable, it is costly, unsightly and dangerous. We continue to prosecute fly-tippers in order to dissuade others from dumping their waste and instead use the SCRAP code when disposing of waste and arranging for waste to be taken away.”

The council is part of the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group which run the award-winning #SCRAPflytipping campaign. Visit to find out more.