£3,000 fine for rubbish dumped in ditch

The rubbish dumped in the ditch in Abingdon last year

A fly-tipper who dumped garden chairs, wooden frames and cardboard boxes in a ditch near Abingdon has been ordered to pay more than £3,000 in damages.

Andrey Kafica, 28 of Dodgson Road, Oxford, discarded the rubbish in the ditch by Peep O’Day Lane, a popular cycling route on June 5 last year.

The waste was traced back to a house in nearby Steventon and the occupiers provided Vale of White Horse District Council officers with details of the men who had taken it away.

Kafica was then interviewed and admitted the fly-tipping.

He said he had agreed to take the rubbish away as an additional job which had not been agreed by his employer.

Kafica pleaded guilty to charges of unauthorised depositing of waste and another of transporting controlled waste without the required registration at an Oxford Magistrates’ Court appearance on January 30.

Kafica was fined £1,800 and also ordered to pay £1,076.75 costs and £201.42 compensation.

Cllr Elaine Ware, cabinet member for housing and environment at the Vale, said: “Aside from wasting precious time and money, fly-tipping also spoils our landscape and is potentially dangerous to people and wild animals.”

Visit whitehorsedc.gov.uk/removingwaste for information on how to dispose of waste.

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