A week of guilty convictions saw fines of over £3500.
Investigations led by Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) Environmental Enforcement Officers resulted in the prosecution of 2 individuals for two fly-tipping offences.
Mr Bradley Brotherton
On 5 September 2022, EFDC became aware of the fly-tipping by Mr Brotherton. CCTV footage identified Brotherton and officers requested he attend an interview at the Council offices.
Mr Brotherton failed to attend the interview and pay a Fixed Penalty Notice.
Mr Bradley Brotherton of Stanway Road, Waltham Abbey pleaded guilty to fly-tipping a fridge freezer in the community bin area, adjacent to a notice prohibiting the depositing of bulky waste.
At a hearing in Southend Magistrates Court on 15 May 2023, Mr Brotherton was fined £400 and costs payable to the Council of £1,070.
Mr Shaoliang Huang
Following the investigation of a building waste fly-tip in Low Hill Road, Roydon, EFDC Environmental Enforcement officers tracked the illegal dumping back to Mr Shaoliang Huang, who had recently carried out a loft conversion at a property in East London.
Under interview, Mr Huang admitted he had arranged for the waste to be taken from the property by a man in a van for £190 without checking the names and necessary licences.
Huang failed to attend the hearing at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on 11 May 2023; the Magistrate found him guilty in his absence. Mr Huang was ordered to pay a fine of £1,100 with a victim surcharge of £440 and costs payable to the Council of £643.09.
Councillor Ken Williamson, Portfolio Holder for Technical Services said:
These cases demonstrate that we take fly-tipping extremely seriously and are prepared to engage the prosecution process if people refuse to comply. Our officers work hard to secure fly-tipping convictions and every successful prosecution should raise an element of doubt in the minds of those proposing to fly-tip in the future.
Report a fly-tipping
Report dumped rubbish and fly tipping. If you witness someone fly tipping, please take note of any details such as registration numbers as this helps us to find and prosecute offenders.
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