Fined: Fly-tipper who dumped builders' waste in Hainault ordered to fork out more than £1,000
PUBLISHED: 07:00 17 October 2018
A Walthamstow man who dumped builders' waste in Hainault has been ordered to pay £1,160.
David Meek, 47, of Wadham Avenue, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Friday, October 12.
Meek was investigated after a resident spotted him dumping builders’ waste in Henry’s Walk, Hainault, before driving off in April 2018.
Redbridge Council had issued Meek a £400 fixed penalty notice, which he unsuccessfully attempted to appeal and then refused to pay.
At court, he was issued a fine of £600, plus £500 in costs and a victim surcharge of £60.
Cllr John Howard said: “We have a zero-tolerance approach to people who dump rubbish and spoil the borough for others.
“Fly-tipping is illegal and as part of our tough action we will prosecute, and when convicted we will name and shame to help us stamp out this criminal behaviour.
“Help us to stop our streets becoming dumping grounds by reporting the culprits if you spot them.”
A council spokeswoman said that more than 1,000 £400 fines for flytipping have been issued to offenders so far.
Footage of people dumping waste on the streets of Redbridge has been posted on the council’s “Wall of Shame” web page to help catch offenders.