Householder to pay £1,000 because of failure to check waste carrier

Clayton Sadler, 39, of Lynhurst Crescent, Uxbridge, was found guilty following a brief trial when he attended High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 2 November 2017. Sadler appeared before a District Judge and was found to have failed in his duty of care as a householder when he transferred household waste to an unknown waste carrier.

The court heard that on 15 September 2016, officers working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire found a pile of household waste dumped illegally on Andrew Hill Lane, Hedgerley. Evidence within the waste lead officers to interview Mr Sadler at Southall Police Station.

At the hearing, Mr Sadler explained that he had hired a 'man with a van' to remove and dispose of rubbish for him, but admitted that he had made no effort to check if the person taking his waste away was a registered waste carrier - and that he was unable provide any details as to the man's identity.

The Judge fined him £420, he ordered him to pay prosecution costs of £600 and a victim surcharge of £42 - making a total to pay of £1,062.

The case was investigated and prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.  Since November 2003 the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire has secured over 630 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences.  This has resulted in a significant saving to the Buckinghamshire taxpayer over the period, principally through reduced removal and disposal costs.

If you see any dumped waste please report it as soon as possible online via the Bucks County Council's website