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Fly-tippers fined £1,000 for dumping building materials
7:00am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
TWO men have been prosecuted for fly-tipping and ordered to pay more than £1,000 each in fines and costs. Prosecuted by Vale of White Horse District Council for not having a commercial waste carriers licence, Steve McMahon, 35, of Marines Drive, Faringdon, also admitted failing in his duty of care for the disposal of building waste, including concrete drains and other rubble.
The waste, which should have been taken to a recycling and waste disposal centre, was left in a layby on Denchworth Road, near Grove, on July 15 this year.
At Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Monday he was ordered to pay a £600 fine, a £60 victims’ surcharge and £696 costs.
In the same court, David Collison, 38, from Blackstock Close, Headington, also admitted failing in his duty of care and not having a commercial waste carriers licence.
He was convicted after a builder’s bag belonging to him was found full of rubbish on Upper Road in Kennington on February 6 this year.
Collison was ordered to pay a £400 fine, £40 victims’ surcharge and £780 costs.
Council leader Cllr Roger Cox said: “I am delighted that we are able to reassure our residents that action is being taken to help keep the Vale a beautiful and clean place to live and visit. “Ideally, we’d like fly-tipping to stop altogether, but until that time, it will continue to be taken seriously and acted upon.”
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