Fly tipper ordered to pay over £400 for dumping six bags of rubbish


Walio Abdullah, 27, from Pomeroy Street in Butetown has been ordered to pay £433 for fly tipping six bags of household waste outside a flat on Hunter Street close to his home.

The case was heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court last Tuesday (July 13th) following Mr Abdullah's failure to pay a fixed penalty notice of £300 that was first issued to him in December 2019.

Although a payment plan had been organised for Mr Abdullah to pay the fixed penalty notice over a three-month period, payment was not made, so the case was prepared for court.

In interview Mr Abdullah claimed that he hadn't fly tipped the waste, but it could have been his father - Abdul Abdullah - described in interview as an ‘old guy' who lives at the same property and sometimes takes the rubbish out of the house.

Cabinet Member for Environment, Clean Streets and Recycling said: "There is absolutely no excuse for fly tipping waste. It causes a scar on the landscape and costs a significant amount of money to investigate and remove each year.

"All residents are given a kerbside waste collection from their home, so that waste can be separated by residents and put into the correct container for collection.

"This is a case where someone has literally fly tipped waste on their own door step, when all Mr Abdullah had to do was to put the waste into his black wheelie bin.

"Now it has cost him over £400 to remove six bags of household waste, so hopefully he has learned his lesson. The council will continue investigate fly tipping incidents across the city and I hope this fine sends a clear message that fly tipping waste is not acceptable and we will do all that we can to take action against those who are offending "

Mr Abdullah was prosecuted under Section 34(2a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for ‘failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the safe transfer of household waste to a registered waste carrier'. He was fined £300 for the offence, ordered to pay an additional £100 in costs and a £33 victim surcharge.