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CAUGHT OUT: Fly-tipper from Watford prosecuted by Three Rivers after Abbots Langley incident

 Published on: 27th January 2020   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Three Rivers District Council has prosecuted a man, Ricky Tim from Watford, for flytipping on Woodside Road, Abbots Langley with household waste such as a sofa were deposited.

The fly-tipping took place on a date unknown between June 19 and June 22 last year, 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. 

Mr 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. 

Mr Tim pleaded guilty to the offence last month and 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. 

Councillor 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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