Woking Borough Council
Civic OfficesGloucester SquareWokingSurreyGU21 6YL
Telephone: 01483 755855
24 October 2013
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On Monday 14 October 2013, following complaints from residents, Woking Borough Council successfully prosecuted three individuals at Guildford Magistrates Court for separate incidents of fly tipping, described by the Magistrate as being "very antisocial", at the Parley Drive recycling site.
The recycling site houses containers, allowing the public to recycle glass, paper, cans, clothes, books and DVDs. Residents complained to the Council about the level of misuse at the site, with waste being dumped next to the recycling bins. This led to the Council installing 24 hour CCTV and anti fly tipping signs as a deterrent.
Mr Liam Melling of Woking pleaded guilty to dumping items, including a carpet, at the site on 19 May 2013. He was ordered to pay a fine of £100, £156 clean up costs, £100 towards court costs and a victim surcharge of £20, totalling £376.
Ms Danielle Sims of Woking pleaded guilty to dumping sacks filled with garden waste and a suitcase full of other waste. She was ordered to pay a fine of £200, £156 clean up costs, £335 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge, totalling £711.
Ms Camelia Cherry of Woking also pleaded guilty to dumping a coffee machine at the Parley Drive site. She was ordered to pay a fine of £130, £156 clean up costs, £100 court costs and a victim surcharge of £20, totalling £406.
Cllr Hunwicks, Woking Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Environmental Control, said: "Our aim is to send a clear message to would-be offenders that dumping waste is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in Woking. We are committed to take action against anyone caught littering or fly tipping.
"I would urge anyone who witnesses fly tipping to report this illegal activity, and if possible, include details of the offender and their vehicle, to assist us in bringing those responsible to justice."
Officers continue to gather evidence against individuals and businesses that have dumped waste at the site this year, and with further cases scheduled to be heard in November 2013, more prosecutions will follow.
So far in 2013, The Council has issued 14 warning letters and 22 Fixed Penalty Notices of £75 each for littering at the Parley Drive site.
There are recycling sites across the Borough where residents can responsibly dispose of various recyclable items. To find a site near you, and for information on what you can recycle and where, visit www.woking.gov.uk/recyclingsites Alternatively, Anyone with information on fly tipping should report it to the Council by visiting www.woking.gov.uk/ flytipping or calling 01483 755855.