Man sentenced over fly-tip on Trumpets Hill Road

The dumped rubbish (photo via RBBC)

 

The dumping of two tons of rubbish on Trumpets Hill Road, Reigate, in February 2018, has resulted in a London man being sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid work, and being ordered to pay £1,150 in compensation to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.

The man pleaded guilty at Guilford Magistrates Court in December and was sentenced in January.

Councillor James Durrant, Reigate & Banstead Executive Member for Community Safety said:

“This huge amount of refuse was carelessly dumped on the side of the carriageway. It was not only bad for the environment but posed an enormous risk to road users and also required a large clean-up operation from the council.

We take fly tipping extremely seriously and would like to remind residents to check where their refuse is going when using a third party company to dispose of any household waste. Our advice is to ask to see their waste carriers licence.”

The compensation payment was used by the council to cover the cost of clearing up and disposing of the rubbish.

More details of the case are on an RBBC webpage.