FLY TIPPER CAUGHT IN THE ACT IS FINED

Merton Council has successfully prosecuted a commercial fly tipper after he was caught on video camera dumping waste material last year.

Ron Oakley was found guilty of fly tipping trade waste, contrary to the Refuse Disposal and Amenity Act, in Links Road, Tooting on two separate occasions in July and August last year. He was fined £250 including costs on 11 May at Wimbledon Magistrates Court,

Councillor Russell Makin, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “This case was particularly concerning as it involved the dumping of trade waste and it highlights the problem faced by Merton where businesses are not disposing of their waste in a correct manner.

“The Council is having to pay increasing costs every year to deal with the growing problem of fly tipping as unscrupulous operators try to avoid paying the real costs of disposing of their waste.

“This latest prosecution is one of a series of cases that reflect the determination of the Council to deal efficiently and quickly with the anti social problem of fly tipping and to keep the streets clean.”

Anyone who can help to identify fly tippers should contact Merton Council on the waste hotline 0208 545 4157, and whenever possible the Council will take action.

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PRESS CONTACT- JASON HILL