A litter lout has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 after dumping rubbish which he claimed had been flytipped outside his home.
Patrick Joseph O’Sullivan, 64, dumped four plastic sacks full of household waste at the entrance to a building site in Churchill Avenue, Aylesbury.
Magistrates heard that on the afternoon of July 8 2014, O’Sullivan was seen by eyewitnesses parking his car at the entrance to the site.
He opened the boot, took black plastic sacks out of the rear of the car and dumped them on the ground.
The registration number of the car was taken and the incident was reported to Bucks County Council. Their enforcement officers interviewed O’Sullivan who admitted dumping four black plastic sacks.
O’Sullivan, of Princes Street, Dunstable, claimed that the sacks contained household waste which had been dumped close to the outside of his property. He decided to get rid of them by leaving them at the entrance to the building site.
Magistrates fined O’Sullivan £135 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £1,095.
A victim surcharge of £20 was also levied, making a total to pay of £1,250.
The case was prosecuted by Bucks County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.