Enfield fly-tipper fined after being caught dumping waste

Nkame Mayasi travelled to Redbridge to dump hundreds of kilos of waste

Pile of waste (credit John Cameron via Unsplash)
credit John Cameron via Unsplash

An Enfield man has been fined after being caught travelling to East London to dump waste.

Redbridge Council prosecuted two culprits who were found to have dumped hundreds of kilos of rubbish in the borough.

Nkame Mayasi from Enfield and Mike Lunangu from Deptford were handed court-imposed fines and costs totalling £2,620 for the fly-tipping offence in Blacksmith Close, Redbridge.

A witness had spotted the pair drive up, park and unload hundreds of kilos of rubbish by a bin enclosure designated for use by residents living on a private residential estate. Among the rubbish the duo dumped were waste metal and concrete. The mountain of mess was later removed via the estate’s managing agents, who were alerted to the fly-tip.

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Determined to bring the fly-tippers to justice, the witness reported the incident to Redbridge Council providing a detailed account of what happened. The pair were summonsed to Barkingside Magistrates Court and charged with fly-tipping. They pleaded guilty and were sentenced to a fine and ordered to pay court and council costs, and pay compensation, totalling £1,310 each.

Sarah Foster, Redbridge Council’s operational director for civic pride, said: “Redbridge is our home and we all deserve to live in a clean and safe environment. Anyone coming into our borough thinking they can just dump their rubbish and go, should think again.”

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