A fly-tipper has been prosecuted by Three Rivers District Council after he dumped bags of household waste outside Rickmansworth Recycling Centre.
Emmanuel Akpeki, of Berry Lane, Mill End, must pay a total of £768 for dumping multiple bin bags of household waste at the recycling centre on Riverside Drive out of hours on three occasions. Ironically, the offence occurred right in front of an anti-fly tipping sign (pictured).
After being identified by his vehicles registration number, he pleaded guilty to the offence and must pay the price. The events happened earlier in the year on June 9, July 25 and August 23, 2021.
Three Rivers District Council officers worked together with Hertfordshire County Council, which runs the recycling centres, and provided the CCTV evidence.
Councillor Phil Williams, Lead Member for Environmental Services, Climate Change and Sustainability, said: “Fly-tipping is an eyesore, and harmful to both the environment and the community in addition to costing councils to clear it.
“By continuing to prosecute, we hope to discourage others from fly-tipping, and raise awareness of the issue. My thanks to all the hard work done by all the officers involved.”
For more information on fly-tipping visit threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/flytipping