Fly-tipping costs haulier £7,500

A Kent haulier was ordered to pay more than £7,500 by Woolwich magistrates on 23 February after one of his trucks was caught on closed circuit television while fly-tipping construction waste in Greenwich.

The footage played in court showed Raymond McAllister's lorry together with a second unidentified lorry dump their loads in a dead-end street and drive away.

Mr McAllister came forward as the owner of the truck following its seizure by the Agency in July 2002 and was interviewed twice. He said he had sold the lorry but gave a different name of the buyer during each interview.

Investigation into the lorry's ownership history revealed a trail of misleading and non-existent names and addresses - a common problem faced by the Agency. In 2002 alone in Greater London the Agency estimates that over 100,000 tonnes of fly-tipped building waste was dumped using such lorries.

Mr McAllister was fined £2,500 for the offence, brought under section 33(1) of the Environmental Protection Act. He was ordered to pay the Agency's investigation costs of £2,258 and £2,076 for the cost of seizing and storing the lorry. He was also ordered to pay the London Borough of Greenwich £705 towards the clean-up.

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