A man who illegally dumped waste will pay £759 as a result.
Leszek Manelski, 29, pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Magistrates Court on Friday (February 7) to an offence of dumping waste illegally.
The court heard that on October 21 last year packaging waste comprising polythene and cardboard was found dumped off Stocks Road, between Ivinghoe and Aldbury, by a local farmer.
The farmer examined the packaging and found traceable details which he passed to the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire (for investigation and removal).
Investigators from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire traced the packaging back to Mr Manelski, from Aylesbury.
When interviewed at a police station by Waste Partnership investigators, Mr Manelski admitted dumping the waste. He said he had been travelling to Luton Airport early in the morning to give a lift to friends. He said that during the journey he realised that he had not cleared the waste to the recycle centre as he had intended and there would not be enough room in the car. He regretted what he had done, but he admitted taking the waste from the car and leaving it by the roadside.
Magistrates fined Mr Manelski £235 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £500. A victim surcharge of £24 was also levied, making a total to pay of £759.
The case was investigated and prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.
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