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Fly-tipper successfully prosecuted


Fly-tipping in Kings Langley November 2019

Our Environmental Enforcement Team, along with Legal Services, have successfully prosecuted a repeat fly-tipper - Ricky Tim from Watford - who blighted the environment by fly-tipping on Dacorum land.

The first offence consisted of waste that was collected from a residential property in Watford. The resident was having some renovations done. Details for Tim were found online by the resident, the defendant advertising a waste collection service. Tim was paid £160 for this service by the resident.

The second offence consisted of waste that was collected from another residential property in Watford. Tim was paid £150 for this service by the resident.

On both occasions Tim illegally dumped the waste he had collected in Barnes Lane in Kings Langley in the borough of Dacorum. Tim was contacted as part of our investigations but he failed to co-operate with the investigation.

On 13 November 2019, Tim pleaded guilty to both offences. West and Central Herts Magistrates’ Court issued him with a Community Order (expiring on 11 November 2020) with the requirement to undertake 80 hours' unpaid work. We were also awarded costs in the sum of £650.

Nicola Lobendhan, our Anti-Social Behaviour Team Leader, said: “This action shows the commitment of our Environmental Enforcement Team to actively seek out and prosecute offenders who decide to fly-tip in our borough. We also share our intelligence with neighbouring boroughs across Hertfordshire."

To report illegally dumped items, go to our fly-tipping page.