Man ordered to pay almost £900 after dumping rubbish in Test Valley

Man ordered to pay almost £900 after dumping rubbish in Test Valley

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 9:34am 17th April 2019. (Updated at 4:30pm 10th May 2019)

Several sacks of household waste were found in a country lane in Broughton last October.

Mark Cooper, of Lockerley, admitted the charge of illegally depositing his waste on Roman Road in the village, which consisted of drinks cartons, food packaging and other materials all left in black bin bags.

He appeared  at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on April 4th after a successful investigation from Test Valley Borough Council's environmental services team.

Magistrates ordered Mr Cooper to pay a £320 fine, £500 in court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Broughton fly tip
The council had to clear up rubbish dumped by Mr Cooper.

 

A spokesperson from the council's environmental services team, said:

"This is a selfish crime that unfortunately, costs all residents when we have to clear it up. I am very pleased therefore that officers have been able to find the man responsible in this instance.

"I really hope the message gets through that we simply will not accept this. If a case is reported to us, we investigate it thoroughly to discover evidence and use that to prosecute if we are able to. No case will go unnoticed and this latest court success is proof of that."

Anyone with questions about how to dispose of their waste can speak to the council's environmental services team on 01264 368000.

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