Named and shamed: Fly-tipper faces double fine
Published: 25 January 2019
The battle against fly-tipping is raging on with another offender prosecuted by Redbridge Council for dumping rubbish in the borough.
Victor Canciu, 47, of Daffodil Gardens in Ilford has been fined £1,387 after he was caught fly-tipping twice by a local resident.
The resident contacted the council after he witnessed Canciu dump a plastic swimming pool, black rubbish sacks and wooden pallets next to the River Roding in May 2018.
Months previously, the same resident saw Canciu dump an old sofa and arm chair at the same location.
The council made a case against Canciu and he was brought before Barkingside Magistrates Court on 18 January 2019 where he pleaded guilty to both offences.
Canciu was fined £480 for the first fly-tip, £480 for the second and ordered to pay costs of £250.
A victim surcharge of £48 was also imposed, along with £89 in compensation to the council for clearing the mess.
Cabinet Member for Civic Pride Cllr John Howard said: “Our message is clear, we have a zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping and we will not hesitate to fine and prosecute those who think dumping rubbish in our borough is acceptable. I encourage residents to tell us when they’ve seen someone dump rubbish to help us catch those responsible. All reports sent to us will be investigated and where evidence is available, enforcement action taken.”
As part of its Our Streets strategy, Redbridge Council is taking one of the toughest stances on grime crime, with over 2800 fines dished out to offenders.
A crime Wall of Shame website page has also been launched so that residents can help catch fly-tippers.
The council’s bulky waste collection service is a simple and responsible way of getting rid of unwanted items that are too big for weekly household collections – and it’s free.
Request a bulky waste collection for items ranging from fridges and freezers to furniture and beds.