Fly-tipper faces £1,400 bill after dumping rubbish on County Durham country lane
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 17 May 2023
A man as been left with a bill of more than £1,400 after waste from his address was found fly-tipped on a country lane.
Preston Hamilton, 31, of Richardson Court in Willington, appeared at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court following a prosecution by Durham County Council.
The court heard that in October last year, the council’s neighbourhood wardens were called to a fly-tip on a country lane between High Grange and Hunwick.
After finding evidence linking the waste to Hamilton’s address, a warden called at his home and left a calling card when nobody answered the door.
Hamilton then contacted the warden by telephone and said he accepted that the waste had come from his address, but he couldn’t remember who had taken it away for him.