Thursday 18th October 2018
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10/10/2018 - Luton resident prosecuted for fly tipped waste

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A Luton resident has been prosecuted and fined for an offence relating to a large dump of fly tipped waste left at a Neighbourhood Recycling Centre.

Mr Ion Turcanu of Crawley Road, Luton incurred a fine of £480, costs (including clean up) of £1,266, and a surcharge of £48.

On the 13 March 2018, Mr Turcanu arranged for waste to be collected and disposed of from a property in Luton. He stated that he did not dump the waste himself but passed it on to a third party for disposal. The waste was subsequently fly tipped at the Neighbourhood Recycling Centre on Old Bedford Road, Luton and evidence retrieved from the rubbish led back to the property, where the resident was able to identify Mr Turcanu.

Mr Turcanu pleaded guilty, whilst maintaining that he brokered the deal but did not fly tip himself.

Councillor Aslam Khan, portfolio holder for Place and Infrastructure, said: “Residents who use an independent waste carrier to remove waste must check they are registered on the Environment Agency website. It is the responsibility of the householder to always choose someone who’s registered and make sure their waste is disposed of properly. Failure to do so could result in prosecution and a fine, as in this case.

“There is no excuse for fly-tipping and we will always pursue the person responsible. We want people to take pride in the town and we hope that this prosecution sends a clear message that we will take robust enforcement action in cases like these.”

To report a fly tip in Luton, as well as log any other issues you’ve seen across the town, visit www.luton.gov.uk/myaccount to register and report a problem.

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