Court issues fine for fly-tipped rubbish

Trade waste dumped by fly-tipper
Fly-tipped waste has cost an Essex man over £7000 following a successful East Herts Council prosecution.

Mr David Evans of Blackacre Road, Theydon Bois, pleaded guilty under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for not checking paperwork and using an unlicensed waste carrier.

Trade waste from Mr Evans’ business, Everglade Construction, was found dumped in January 2019 on farming land near Cherry Green Lane near Westmill. The court ordered Mr Evans to pay a total of £7,353.26 in fines and costs.

Councillor Graham McAndrew, Executive Member for Environmental Sustainability, said: “Fly-tipping is a needless drain on public resources and will not be tolerated in East Herts. We all have a duty of care to make sure our rubbish does not harm the environment and residents can help by getting to know the SCRAP code, available at to ensure their waste is disposed of responsibly.”