Fly tipper caught dumping carpet next to surveillance warning sign

Camera images show man dumping carpet in a ditch right next to a sign warning fly tippers of surveillance.

Naser Sahiti, 51, of Ryvers Road, Slough, pleaded guilty at Wycombe Magistrates Court on Wednesday 8 August 2018  to an offence of dumping waste illegally.

The court heard that on 16 March 2018 a roll of carpet was found dumped off Trenches Lane, Slough, Buckinghamshire.  A Buckinghamshire County Council surveillance camera captured images showing a man depositing a roll of carpet into the road side drainage ditch.

The car was traced to Mr Sahiti.  When interviewed at Slough Police Station by Buckinghamshire County Council investigators, Mr Sahiti admitted to depositing the waste. He stated he intended to come back the next day and collect the waste, but upon return realized he couldn't locate the carpet.

The Magistrates fined Mr Sahiti £1,041 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £335.  A victim surcharge of £104 was also levied  -  making a total to pay of £1,480.

In August 2018, the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire launched its SCRAP Flytipping campaign, which urges anyone- individuals or businesses- to ensure that they act on their legal duty of care to ensure that anyone who takes their waste away is registered and bona fide.

Since November 2003, the Waste Partnership has secured over 660 fly tipping convictions and a resulting significant saving to the Buckinghamshire taxpayer, principally through costs imposed by the court to cover removal and disposal costs. In Buckinghamshire fly tippers are 16 times more likely to be successfully prosecuted than in England as a whole. 

Illegal dumping can be reported at www.fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk