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Labourer who dumped building site waste in Clayhall bushes ordered to pay Redbridge Council £550

PUBLISHED: 10:30 16 April 2018

Barkingside Magistrates Court. Picture: Ken Mears

Barkingside Magistrates Court. Picture: Ken Mears

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A labourer who brazenly dumped a box of building site waste in a bush beside a Clayhall road has been handed a £200 fine and ordered to pay £550 back to Redbridge Council.

Appearing at Barkingside Magistrate’s Court, Csaba Budi of Hornchurch Road, Havering, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping after he dumped a cardboard box filled with screws, copper piping and documentation in a bush in Hurstleigh Gardens.

On May 26 last year, a resident living nearby watched Budi approach his silver BMW parked in Hurstleigh Gardens wearing a high-vis vest and carring a cardboard box.

He disappeared into a bush beside the pavement and re-emerged 30 seconds later without the box before getting into his car and driving off.

The resident went to investigate and found the dumped box, which contained documentation bearing the address of a nearby building site where Budi was working.

Budi was then indentified by Redbridge Council’s enforcement team after they traced his car’s licence plate number.

When interviewed, Budi claimed he had only recently entered the UK from Romania and had been unaware it was illegal to leave boxes full of rubbish in bushes.

Passing sentence, the chief magistrate said; “A two-foot square box doesn’t sound like much, but I and many other residents of local authorities around London know that many areas suffer from the dumping of waste illegally.

“The bench are aware of Redbridge and other authorities who are doing their very best to diminish this – we view it very seriously indeed and the fact that you were not aware of the law is no defence.”

Budi was handed a £200 fine and ordered to pay £548.70 to Redbridge Council to cover the cost of the site clean up and legal fees.

He was also ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge.

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