An Uxbridge man, who let a "man in a van" take his rubbish and dump it in the Buckinghamshire countryside, has been fined more than £1,000.
Clayton Sadler, of Lynhurst Crescent, was found to have failed in his duty of care as a householder by allowing the unknown waste carrier to take his rubbish away.
Buckinghamshire Waste Partnership officers discovered a pile of household waste dumped illegally beside Andrew Hill Lane, Hedgerley, on September 15 last year
Evidence found in the waste led them to Mr Sadler, who was taken to Southall police station for questioning.
At Wycombe Magistrates' Court on November 2, Mr Sadler explained he had hired the "man in a van" to carry away his waste but admitted he has not checked if he was a registered waste carrier.
He was also unable to provide any details as to the man's identity. Mr Sadler was fined £420, ordered to pay prosecution costs of £600 and also a victim surcharge of £42.
Mr Sadler had previously been tried in his absence in July over the same incident, but the court heard his case again and ordered him to make a lower payment.
South Bucks District Council cabinet member for environment, Councillor Luisa Sullivan, said: "Yet again, a householder ends up in court for failing to take the necessary precautions to make sure a waste carrier is bona fide.
"If you entrust your waste to an unidentified 'man with a van', there's a good chance it will be fly-tipped to avoid disposal charges - and you'll be the one who ends up in court."
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