Fly-tipping household waste in Matching in 2018 led to a stiff fine and costs for a Harlow man.
Jason Parker of Iceni Square, Harlow, finished up paying £1,620 in fines and costs after a prosecution at Chelmsford Magistrates court in December 2019.
Leave no stone unturned
Councillor Nigel Bedford, Portfolio Holder for Community and Partnerships said: “The scourge of fly-tipping is taking over the countryside and at Epping Forest District Council we take it extremely seriously and will leave no stone unturned in tracking down the culprits and prosecuting them.”
Evidence found amongst fly-tip
Evidence found amongst the waste by Epping Forest District Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team led to the prosecution. Parker pleaded guilty to the offence of on or about 17 September 2018 of knowingly causing or permitting the deposit of controlled waste on land at Green Lane, Matching, Essex contrary to Section 33(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (fly-tipping).
Magistrates agreed it was a deliberate act and Parker was ordered to pay a fine of £708. He was also ordered to pay a contribution towards the council’s prosecution costs of £852 together with a victim surcharge of £60.