South Bucks man pays over £5,000 following investigation of dumped waste

  |  Published: Mar 24th 2016
Fly-tipping at Hedgerley Lane near Beaconsfield
Fly-tipping at Hedgerley Lane near Beaconsfield

Elgan Lloyd-Davies (36) of Littleworth Common, South Bucks pleaded guilty at Wycombe Magistrates Court on 16 March 2016 to offences of failing in his (and his company’s) duty of care regarding waste which was found dumped illegally.

The court heard that on 10 November 2015 investigators from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire examined dumped waste which they found in passing at the roadside on Hedgerley Lane, near Beaconsfield.

The waste was photographed and examined for evidence of origin. Details found within the dumped waste led the investigators to speak to Elgan Lloyd-Davies.

When interviewed at a police station, Mr Lloyd-Davies denied dumping the waste himself. He said that he had generated the waste as part of his building work and had taken it back to his own home where he had unloaded it from his works van. He said that he paid a passing ‘man with van’ to remove the waste and dispose of it, but he had not made any checks on the man and was unable to identify him.

The Magistrates fined Mr Lloyd Davies and his company £3,990, and ordered clean-up and prosecution costs of £984 to be paid. A victim surcharge of £57 was also levied, making a total to pay of £5,031.

The case was prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.

The Waste Partnership launched the ‘Illegal Dumping Costs’ campaign in October 2003 to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences in Buckinghamshire. Since then, the Partnership has secured 515 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences. On average, there is at least one conviction per week for illegal dumping offences in Buckinghamshire. This has resulted in a halving of reported incidents and a saving of over £1 million for residents.

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