A serial fly-tipper who used his waste disposal business to dump household rubbish twice in the same street has been fined more than £4000 by magistrates in Croydon.

Court fine for fly-tipper
Photo credit: Andrea Downey

The offender – who was first seen discarding old bits of carpet in May last year before being spotted fly-tipping furniture, poles and wood a month later – was found guilty of two counts of illegally dumping household waste.

He was ordered to pay £4170 and serve 250 hours of community service.

The prosecution was the 114th successful conviction in Croydon Council’s Don’t Mess with Croydon – Take Pride campaign.

Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader and cabinet member for clean and green Croydon, said: “I want to thank the witness who came forward to report the fly-tipping offences.

“The judge’s strong sentence in this case reflects the damage that fly-tipping does to our borough, and hopefully this will make other offenders think twice in future.”

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment if convicted in a magistrates' court.

When hiring a contractor to remove waste material from your home or business premises ensure the firm has is a waste carrier licence holder – otherwise you could be charged with fly-tipping.

The skip hire operators who work with Proskips all hold waste carrier licences and will remove all permissible waste, including rubble, soil, furniture and wood.

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