Fly-tippers fined for illegally dumping building waste
Ricky Bryne, 31, of Wilson Crescent and Torren Kirrage, 23, of Julius Close pleaded guilty to the offence at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court. They were both fined £440 and ordered to pay £647.50 each towards prosecution costs and a £44 victim surcharge.
During the hearing on Thursday 3 October, the court heart that the men were captured on a privately owned camera system dumping 12 builder’s bags containing render material in a remote country lane in the Sherborne St John area.
During interviews both men admitted to dumping the builder’s waste on Saturday 23 March 2019 but claimed the van was overloaded so they dumped the bags with a view to picking them up at a later date. The bags remained at the location until 1 April 2019 when they were removed by the council as fly-tipped waste.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Enforcement Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “Dumped waste is a real blight on our borough. We will take action against those responsible, whether the fly-tipping is on private or public land, and I would encourage anyone with any information about an incident to contact us directly.
““There are many camera systems in place across the borough so this case sends a very strong message to anyone who is thinking of fly-tipping.
“If you see anyone dumping waste illegally, please report it on 01256 844844. Household waste can be taken free of charge to the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Wade Road, Basingstoke.”