A man has been fined after waste he was paid to get rid off responsibly was instead found dumped in a residential road.
Anthony Andrew Richards, 31, of Somerville Way, Aylesbury, pleaded guilty to failing in his ‘duty of care regarding waste which had been found dumped illegally’.
The court heard that on July 7, 2014, the household rubbish was found dumped off Madeley Road, Aylesbury after a local resident reported it to the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.
Investigators inspected items in the rubbish to trace it to a house at Prebendal Avenue, Aylesbury and discovered the householder had paid Richards to remove the waste.
When interviewed Richards denied dumping it himself.
He said he had given the £100 to other men to take the waste away, but he was unable to provide evidence of the identity of those men or to produce any receipt for lawful disposal of the waste.
Magistrates fined Richards £440 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £410.
He also had to pay a victim surcharge of £44, making a total to pay of £894.
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