Flytipper who dumped six bags of rubbish ‘didn’t think he was doing anything illegal’

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A flytipper who has been found guilty of dumping six bin bags at the roadside said he didn’t think he was doing anything wrong.

Phillip Goff of Rannal Drive, Chinnor, Oxfordshire was fined £535 after pleading guilty at Aylesbury Magistrates Court to an offence of dumping waste illegally.

The court heard that on May 12 this year, six sacks of household waste were found dumped at the recycle site in the lay-by on the A4129 Thame Road, Longwick, near Princes Risborough.

The waste was examined by an investigator who found traceable household waste items.

Goff admitted depositing the waste at the lay-by but said the bin there had been full and he had not considered it fly-tipping.

The litter lout said there had been a missed waste collection at his home and that he had tried various legitimate means of getting rid of the waste.

He claimed he had been very pressed for time and had not felt that he was acting illegally.

As well as the fine, magistrates ordered Goff to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £320.

He also has to pay a victim surcharge of £54, making a total to pay of £909.