Two men have been prosecuted after disposing of waste without ensuring that the waste carrier was licensed.
While moving out of a property he owned in London, Perry Bedeau accepted an offer from a passer-by to remove waste from his front garden.
The collected waste, which included broken furniture, was dumped 60 miles away on a farmer’s field near Blisworth in Northamptonshire (pictured above).
The farmer contacted South Northamptonshire Council whose officials found correspondence in the waste relating to Bedeau’s property.
When interviewed, he admitted that he was the source of the waste.
Bedeau was fined £750, and ordered to pay £436.32 in costs, a £75 victim surcharge and £264 compensation to the farmer.
In a separate case, David Sellar from Northampton was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £349 in costs after waste originating from a building site he was working on in the town was found five miles away near the village of Courteenhall (pictured below).
The court was told Sellar had allowed an unnamed man to remove metal waste from his site on condition he also removed other waste.
Ian Davies, the council’s director of community and environment, said: “If the amount of money you are quoted to remove waste sounds too good to be true, then the waste is probably going to be fly-tipped. It will cost you a lot more in court than it would have done to go through a properly licensed waste carrier.