Fly tipper ordered to pay more than £1,600 for dumping Marlborough waste
Martin Dry, 28, of Skyllings, Newbury, pleaded guilty at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court on Monday 9 December 2019 to an offence under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. He was ordered to pay more than £1,600 in charges.
Wiltshire Council received a report of dumped rubble on a public footpath near Calne in May 2019. Environmental Enforcement Officers investigated the incident and traced the waste back to Mr Dry, who had carried out building work for a householder in Marlborough.
He was prosecuted under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 relating to his duty of care for waste (fly-tipping). He was given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay full costs to the council and a victim surcharge.
Cllr Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste, said: “Wiltshire Council will continue to clamp down on fly-tippers and other environmental offenders in Wiltshire. Fly-tipping is irresponsible and spoils the environment for everyone. This and all other recent prosecutions show we take the matter seriously and will take strong action where the evidence supports it.”
Wiltshire Council recently prosecuted a Calne resident for fly-tipping waste collected as a result of offering ‘tip runs’ on Facebook selling sites. The magistrates ordered him to pay fines and costs totalling £3,275 and he was given 140 hours community work.
A Royal Wootton Bassett resident was also recently prosecuted by Wiltshire Council for fly-tipping and was fined a total of £3,898.87 by Swindon Magistrates Court.