Aylesbury litter lout dumped household waste in countryside

Waste dumped at Wingrave Road, Aston Abbotts
Waste dumped at Wingrave Road, Aston Abbotts

A flytipper from Aylesbury who dumped household waste in the Vale countryside has been ordered to pay more than £2,000.

Graham Charles Woodfine, 25, of Saturn Path pleaded guilty to illegally dumping domestic waste when he appeared at Aylesbury Magistrates Court.

The court heard that on April 10 2013, four bags of household waste were found dumped in Wingrave Road in Aston Abbotts.

After examining the waste, a district council investigator found evidence suggesting it originated from Woodfine’s home.

At an interview under caution at Aylesbury Police Station he admitted dumping the bags of rubbish, assuming they would be collected by someone.

He was fined £1,000, ordered to pay £948 in costs and a £100 victim surcharge.

The case was investigated and prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working with Aylesbury Vale District Council officers on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.

The Waste Partnership launched its Illegal Dumping Costs campaign in 2003 to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences in Buckinghamshire.

Since then there have been 385 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences.

Since April 2010, there has been an average of one conviction a week for fly-tipping offences in Buckinghamshire and the number of reported incidents has halved.

Illegal dumping in Buckinghamshire can be reported on 0845 330 1856.