Birmingham builder Mazafar Ali, aged 42, has today (28 April) been ordered to pay nearly £4,000 in fines for flytipping.
Mr Ali admitted nine offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 – he was fined £2,400 for the first offence, with no separate penalty for the remaining eight, and ordered to pay £1,517 court costs.
The council’s Waste Enforcement Unit was investigating issues arising from a large amount of building works taking place in the Bournbrook area of Selly Oak – during the summer of 2014.
Five properties in Dawlish Road, Hubert Road, George Road, and Tiverton Road had builders’ materials and waste dumped outside on a number of occasions. Officers witnessed the mass rubbish between 10 June and 17 November 2014 which Ali confirmed to officers that he was working on.
The high volume of materials included doors, cement, various building rubble and asbestos.
Mark Croxford, Birmingham City Council’s Head of Environmental Health, said: “This case shows we will make every effort to bring to justice anyone that has a blatant disregard for Birmingham’s environment. The defendant made no attempt to control his builders’ waste and allowed it to spill out over the highway – this is not only unacceptable but also illegal.
“Cleaner streets are a top priority for everyone in this city, so it is important we do all we can to ensure this. The clear message we are sending out is we will not hesitate to take enforcement action when appropriate.
“None of our neighbourhoods should have to suffer the misery associated with flytipping. As a council, we are showing we will play our part in keeping communities cleaner and greener.”
You can report flytipping here www.birmingham.gov.uk/dumpedrubbish