Builder stung by court as man he paid to get rid of waste dumps it in a lay-by

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A builder faces a court bill of nearly £2,000 after his rubbish ended up being illegally dumped.

Viorel Gagiu, 36 from Hatfield, Hertfordshire, pleaded guilty at Wycombe Magistrates Court for failing in his business duty of care in the removal of waste from his place of work.

Gagiu has paid a man he did not know to get rid of the waste, but it ended up dumped in The Holloway, Drayton Beauchamp - a mistake which cost him £1,780 in court costs and fines.

The court heard how on 24 November 2014, waste packaging, used and new carpet and building waste was found by Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire enforcement officers dumped in a lay-by.

It was traced to Heyford Way, Hatfield, where it transpired that Mr Gagiu had been contracted to carry out some internal alterations and dispose of the waste generated.

Magistrates fined Mr Gagiu a total of £900 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £790. A victim surcharge of £90 was also levied, making a total to pay of £1,780.

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