Fine for dumper who burnt waste
A man who dumped waste and set fire to it has been hit with more than £12,000 in court costs and fines.
Tristan Massam appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court this week (February 23) after admitting dumping waste on land without an permit and not compiling with a formal notice relating to the offence.
Massam, of South Hykeham, was actually hired by Lincolnshire County Council to dispose of the rubbish and was also prosecuted for not giving the authority written proof of how he did it.
He admitted fly-tipping a ‘significant amount’ of office waste and furniture in a field in North Hykeham.
He also said dumped the rubbish over two days in April 2009 before a walker reported him burning it illegally.
Massam, prosecuted as managing director of Alebeck Limited was given a £10,000 and ordered to pay North Kesteven District Council’s investigations costs of £1,500, £500 towards legal fees and also £300 for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s efforts to put the fire out.
North Kesteven District councillor and executive board member with responsibility for environmental services, Geoff Hazelwood, said: “This fly-tipping incident was not only an inconvenience and unsightly, but also very dangerous when it was set on fire.
“Mr Massam’s lazy attempt at disposing of the waste has cost himself, North Kesteven District Council and its residents a lot of money.
“I hope the outcome of the trial will show people how this type of behaviour will not be tolerated by the District Council and its taxpayers.”
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