A fly-tipper caught on CCTV dumping sacks of rubble and cement on land near Hemel Hempstead has been fined more than a thousand pounds.
Council bosses used the footage to prosecute Seifellah Ghedamsi, of Cleves Road, who was seen dumping waste taken from a white transit van, on land near the M1 bridge at Hogg End Lane on or about 9 July, 2017
At St Albans Magistrates Court, Ghedamsi, 29, pleaded guilty to the offence of depositing waste without an environmental permit and was ordered to pay £1.603.
After being given credit for his guilty plea, Ghedamsi was fined £640. He was also ordered to pay £150 compensation for the removal of the rubbish, £749 in costs and a £64 victim surcharge.
Councillor Frances Leonard, Environmental Portfolio Holder for St Albans City and District Council, said: “Fly-tipping is an anti-social crime that leaves an unsightly blot on the landscape costing the Council thousands to clear each year.
“We will prosecute fly-tippers where we have evidence to do so. As this prosecution demonstrates, we use CCTV cameras to detect offenders. We also inspect fly-tips for evidence to help us trace and prosecute fly-tippers as well as the people whose waste is being dumped.”
The Council is working with local authorities, the police and other agencies through the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group to reduce fly-tipping.
Anyone seeing fly-tipping in progress should call 999 immediately as well as report it to their council. To help us trace the offenders, make a note of the vehicle registration number and take photos, if possible, but do not approach the fly-tippers.