£2,000 to pay for dumping £70 waste clearance job in a country lane

A Slough man is to pay £2,000 after investigators trace fly tipped waste to a householder who paid him to dispose of it properly.

Ryan Mervyn Loynes, 25, of Paget Road, Slough, Berkshire, was convicted at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 6 September 2017 for a fly tipping offence, after pleading guilty.

The Court heard that on 24 January 2017 a South Bucks District Council Enforcement Officer discovered fly tipped household waste at the side of the road in Ford Lane, Iver, Buckinghamshire. The dumped waste included laminate wood flooring, green waste, builders' bags, plastic buckets, plastic bags, carpet and cardboard packaging.

Correspondence found within the dumped waste was traced to an address in Fareham, Hampshire. The householder at the Fareham address identified Mr Loynes as the person employed to remove household waste from the Fareham address for £70 two days before it was discovered.  

Mr Loynes was interviewed at a Police Station by Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire Officers, where he made full admission. He stated that the waste at the Fareham address was far more than he had expected and that if he had taken the waste to an authorised site he would have made no profit. Loynes decided instead to dump the waste at the side of the road in Ford Lane, Iver.

The Magistrates fined Mr Loynes £784 and ordered him to pay £1,230 towards prosecution costs, plus £78 in victim surcharge. The total to pay was therefore £2,092.

Since November 2003, the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire has secured over 610 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences.  This has resulted in a significant reduction in reported incidents and a saving to the Buckinghamshire taxpayer over the period, principally through reducing removal and disposal costs.