Shane Yerrell from Waltham Abbey was fined £140 for fly-tipping at Springfields Waltham Abbey. He was also ordered to pay £335.30 prosecution costs along with a victim surcharge of £30 for fly-tipping.
At court Mr Yerrell pleaded guilty to allowing his van to be used for fly-tipping and for failing to attend a formal interview when requested by the council.
Fly-tipping is illegal
Epping Forest District Council became aware of the fly-tipping of a divan bed and a double mattress next to one of the bin stores on the Springfield’s housing estate in Waltham Abbey, in April 2016.
The items were placed against a sign warning that the area was covered by CCTV. There were also nearby signs warning that fly-tipping is illegal and giving information as to how bulky items can legally be disposed of using the council’s special collection service.
CCTV footage showed 2 men dumping the items and identified the van they used as belonging to Shane Yerrell. He was written to requesting that he attend at the council offices for an interview, but failed to attend on 3 occasions.
Special collection service
Epping Forest District Council offers a special collection service for bulky domestic household items such as beds, chairs, sofas, fridges and washing machines.
The cost is based on the number of items with a 50% concession for residents aged over 60
- 1 to 3 items – £24
- 4 to 7 items – £36
- 8 to 10 items – £47
- 11 to 15 items – £60
Metals collected from washing machines, cookers, tumble dryers, etc. will be recycled.
Book a collection online or call 01992 564608.