Fly-tipper photographed by member of public fined over city centre waste (From St Albans & Harpenden Review)
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Fly-tipper, Gary Chamberlain, photographed by member of public fined for dumping waste in St Albans City Centre
A fly-tipper has been prosecuted by St Albans City and District Council and must pay fines and costs of £585 after he was photographed by a member of the public dumping waste in the city centre.
Gary Chamberlain of Battlefield Road, St Albans, pleaded guilty to fly tipping at Watford Magistrates Court last week.
He was guilty of a criminal offence under the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978.
The 52-year-old was photographed by a member of the public fly tipping curtain rails in the Adelaide Street Car Park, St Albans, in January.
Mr Chamberlain was fined £350 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £220 and a £15 Victim Surcharge.
Councillor Daniel Chichester-Miles, Portfolio Holder for Environment at St Albans City and District Council, said: "As well as being a criminal offence, fly tipping spoils our beautiful City and District for residents and visitors.
"My goal as Portfolio Holder is that the District is kept as clean as possible. This prosecution demonstrates the Council’s resolve to take action against those who breach the law and fly tip.
"In 2012, it cost local tax-payers more than £27,000 to clear up rubbish dumped in the District by fly tippers."
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