Garden waste

Avoid a fly-tipping fine

SODC has just published a story about a man from High Wycombe who was ordered to pay more than £800 after CCTV captured him fly-tipping rubbish on private land in Chalgrove following an investigation and successful prosecution by the council.

The individual – Gavin Stallwood – was interviewed under caution and told officers that he was trying to earn extra cash and had advertised on social media that he could remove waste. He was unable to provide any details of the person who had paid him to take the waste away.

Householders can inadvertently be caught up with a prosecution if they don’t check that waste is being disposed of lawfully. SODC has guidance on how to check at http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/services-and-advice/recycling-rubbish-and-waste/your-recycling-and-waste-collections/waste-removal-h.