A three-year-long investigation by Dacorum Borough Council has resulted in a fencing company admitting to fly-tipping in court.
Rupert Brown, trading as RB Fencing, admitted to St Albans Magistrates’ Court that between December 2017 and June 2020 they had been using council land to deposit their commercial waste.
This included green waste and fencing materials being dumped on the site of an electrical substation on Broadfield Road before it was disposed of in skips.
The business has now been ordered to pay a fine of £6,000, as well as legal costs of £2, 500 and a victim surcharge of £170.
Cllr Julie Banks, the council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Regulatory Services, said:
“Dumping rubbish isn’t tolerated under any circumstances. It’s unsightly for other residents and costly to remove. People’s waste is their responsibility and cases such as this are a clear message that we will always work to protect our community and environment.”