A MAN has been ordered to pay thousands of pounds to clean up his mess after being caught flytipping.
Kevin Goodenough admitted three counts of dumping waste in the front and rear gardens of a council-owned property in Bellfield in Titchfield.
Among the waste the 58-year-old dumped was cement roofing sheets containing asbestos, bitumen roofing felt and other building materials.
Goodenough, of Hawkhurst Close in Southampton, was sentenced to 225 hours of unpaid work by the bench at Fareham Magistrates Court.
He will also have to pay Fareham Borough Council’s £1,000 legal costs and a further £5,000 to the council to clean up the rubbish, under the Environmental Protection Act.
Deputy leader of the council, Cllr Trevor Cartwright said: ‘This is a great result for the council and sends out a strong message that fly-tipping won’t be tolerated in Fareham.
‘Fareham Borough Council takes a zero tolerance approach in respect of fly tipping. Through the investigation process, and where evidence is found which links to the offender or household to the fly tipping, action will be taken.’
The council aims to remove incidents of flytipping on public land within five working days of it being reported.
For more information contact the council’s customer service centre on 01329 236100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.