Company and director fined for fly-tipping at recycling site
Sara Aditi Till of Rectory Road in Oakley, who is a Director of No.1 George Street Limited of Kingsclere, was convicted by Basingstoke Magistrates after pleading guilty to fly-tipping and business duty of care offences.
The court heard how the 47-year-old dumped commercial waste including cardboard boxes, cardboard packaging and clothes hangers at Beach Park recycling site in Station Road, Oakley on 4 September 2019.
At the hearing on Tuesday 3 November 2020, magistrates fined Ms Till £200 and fined the limited company £225.The defendants were also ordered to pay £275 in clear-up costs and £34 victim surcharge.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has convicted 23 individuals or companies for fly-tipping and related offences since May 2018 and witnesses have played an important role in securing the evidence to prosecute offenders.
This is the council's third prosecution for fly-tipping at a recycling site in a month.
Cabinet Member for Environment and Enforcement Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “This is another clear reminder that dumping waste on the ground at recycling sites is a criminal offence and we will look to prosecute where we can. The recycling sites are for household recycling only. Fly-tipping is a crime that carries a maximum five years imprisonment at Crown Court. Witnesses are crucial to securing convictions and we are keen to encourage people to come forward and report these offences to the council.”
You can report fly-tipping by calling 01256 844844 or visiting www.basingstoke.gov.uk/flytipping