Arthur Woszcyna, 25, of Clare Road, Maidenhead, pleaded guilty after being charged for illegally dumping waste in Burnham. The court heard how a large pile of rubbish was discovered dumped in the middle of crosspiece lane- just two hundred metres from Bucks County Council’s household waste recycling centre, which was on the very same road.
What is notable about this case isn’t just flagrant laziness, but flagrant stupidity, as Mr Woszycyna left many documents with his name printed all over them in his rubbish pile. He was ordered to pay a £725 fine, contribute £300 towards costs and also pay a £73 victim surcharge, making a total bill of £1098.
The case was handled by Buckinghamshire council on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, which -since the start of its illegal dumping costs campaign in 2003- has secured over 500 convictions against individuals: almost one a week. That’s alot of fines.
Remember kids: grime doesn’t pay.