Woking resident prosecuted for fly-tipping


Wednesday, 8 May, 2024

Woking Borough Council has successfully prosecuted local resident Mr Nicholas Tiller of Paddocks Mead, Woking at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Monday 22 April 2024 for fly-tipping household items on two separate occasions.

The first offence took place on 2 June 2023, when Mr Tiller visited the Parley Drive recycling banks in his van and was caught on CCTV dumping black sacks of household waste.

The second offence took place on 4 June 2023, when Mr Tiller was again caught on CCTV dumping more black sacks at the Parley Drive site.

The household items dumped included broken homeware, children’s toys and pillows which are not permitted to be left at the site.

Mr Tiller was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for each of the offences. However, despite repeated warnings that non-payment could lead to prosecution, the FPN’s were never paid and that left the council no other alternative but prosecute.

At the court hearing, Mr Tiller pleaded guilty to both offences and was fined £300 and ordered to pay a £120 victim surcharge and a contribution of £300 towards the council’s costs. The total fine amounts to £720.

Cllr Liam Lyons, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regulation, said: “This is another successful fly-tipping prosecution, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to tackling this problem.

“Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and will not be tolerated under any circumstance. Clear signage explains what can and cannot be left at the Parley Drive recycling site, as well as notification that CCTV is in constant operation. 

“For items which cannot be disposed of or recycled via your kerbside collection service or recycling banks, residents can dispose of their waste at the Martyrs Lane Community Recycling Centre, which is open seven days a week.

“This successful prosecution should send a clear message that we will not tolerate any instances of fly-tipping.”

For information about the Borough’s waste and recycling services, please visit www.woking.gov.uk/waste