Fly tipper is made to do unpaid work

Latest environment news from the Suffolk Free Press,, @sfpsudbury on Twitter
Latest environment news from the Suffolk Free Press,, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

A Sudbury man has been ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work and pay more than £800 for fly tipping in Joes Road, Great Cornard.

Mark Collins, 49, of Raleigh Road, pleaded guilty to dumping waste on the land without an environmental permit at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Thursday .

As well as the unpaid work, the court ordered him to pay Babergh District Council’s costs to clear the waste of £792, plus a victim surcharge of £60.

According to Babergh District Council the waste, dumped on a verge by a field, included televisions, computer monitors, wooden furniture, plastic tubs, a number plate, fuel receipts and general waste. Address labels were found linking the plastic tubs to a care home in Sudbury which confirmed they had been given to Mr Collins.

A council spokesman said: “Mr Collins attended an interview at the council offices in February. He admitted he had called at the care home and removed waste, although he denied ever taking the plastic tubs and strongly denied dumping the waste in Joes Road. However, when shown the fuel receipts which contained details of a Tesco Clubcard, he made a full admission that he had dumped waste at Joes Road.

“Mr Collins explained he had taken the waste from his lock-up unit in Raleigh Road the night before and drove it to the household waste and recycling centre early the next morning to find it was shut. He was running late so drove to Joes Road and dumped the waste.”