A MAN was fined after household waste, including an oven and bed frame, was dumped outside a block of flats.
Anthony Dine pleaded guilty to knowingly causing household waste to be deposited from his vehicle without a waste management licence.
The 26-year-old appeared at Fareham Magistrates’ Court after someone saw his van dumping the household rubbish in Franklin Road, Gosport.
The court heard that on April 28, a witness saw people moving out of flats on the roads and load items on to a parked Ford Transit van.
Once loaded, the vehicle drove away, only to return later and off-load a whole range of household items, dumping them on land between the two blocks of flats before driving off.
The items fly-tipped included an oven, bed frame, carpet and an ironing board.
Clearing up after fly-tipping incidents has a serious impact on our budgets as it costs the council heavily.Councillor Graham Burgess
The resident who witnessed the incident had managed to get the registration number of the vehicle and reported it.
With the registration number, officers at the Gosport Borough Council managed to track down the owner of the vehicle and Dine was requested to attend for interview under caution.
During sentencing, the magistrates ordered Dine, of Colesbourne Road, Paulsgrove, to pay Gosport Borough Council £100 compensation/clean-up costs.
He was also ordered to pay £921.21 legal costs.
Councillor Graham Burgess, chairman of the community board at the council said: ‘We are delighted to have been successful in this matter and we thank the witness for their help in this matter.
‘Clearing up after fly-tipping incidents has a serious impact on our budgets as it costs the council heavily.
‘That’s why the help of the public in reporting sightings to us can make such a huge difference in these matters.’
Anyone who sees fly-tipping occurring should report the make, registration and colour of the vehicle, plus any description of persons involved to Streetscene on 0800 019 8598.