A man who dumped household waste at Wingrave Road, Aston Abbotts has been fined £1,000 by magistrates, ordered to pay £948 in costs and a £100 victim surcharge.
Graham Woodfine, 25, of Aylesbury, pleaded guilty to illegally dumping domestic waste when he appeared at Aylesbury Magistrates Court last Monday.
The court heard that on April 10, four bags of household waste were found dumped. After examining the waste, an Aylesbury Vale District Council enforcement officer found evidence suggesting it originated from Mr Woodfine’s home.
At an interview under caution at Aylesbury Police Station Mr Woodfine admitted depositing the bags of rubbish, assuming they would be collected by someone.
The case was investigated and prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working with Aylesbury Vale District Council officers on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.
The Waste Partnership launched its Illegal Dumping Costs campaign in 2003 to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences in Buckinghamshire.
Since then there have been 385 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences.
Since April 2010, there has been an average of one conviction a week for fly-tipping offences in Buckinghamshire, the number of reported incidents has halved, and there has been a significant saving to the Buckinghamshire taxpayer through cutting removal and disposal costs.
Illegal dumping in Buckinghamshire can be reported on 0845 330 1856.