Carmine Aurilia of Maunder Road, admitted dumping 20 black bin sacks of household renovation waste originating from his sister’s property. During the hearing, Mr Aurilia expressed remorse, saying he had learnt a valuable lesson and made a big mistake.
He went on to add that he was not likely to make that mistake again.
The Magistrates ordered Mr Aurilia to pay a fine of £435, a victim surcharge of £43 and costs of £559.72. In total, Mr Aurilia was ordered to pay £1,037.72. The prosecution was brought by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) following an investigation by the Community Safety Team.
Cllr Bernard Lovewell, NHDC’s Executive Member for Housing and Environmental Health said: “We hope that this prosecution serves as a deterrent to people who are planning to fly-tip waste. Fly-tipping can be a real problem in rural North Hertfordshire. Not only are there financial implications for clearing it up, which affects the council tax payer, but it ruins our lovely countryside.
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“Fly-tipping is a serious offence as well as an eyesore and we will investigate and seek to prosecute those responsible.”