Borys Peplinski (28) of Bournemouth has been ordered to pay £1,945 following two fly tipping offences committed in 2017, at Hartland Moor, Wareham and at Dullar Lane, Lytchett Matravers.

Peplinski pleaded guilty at Poole Magistrates Court to the offences under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. He was fined £300 for each offence, plus costs of £1,285 and victim surcharge of £60.

Following investigations by Purbeck District Council enforcement officers in 2017, it was established that Peplinski removed waste from two households and failed in his duty of care in relation to that waste.

Peplinski was summoned to appear in court in 2019 but didn’t turn up. He was arrested subsequently, and appeared in court on Friday 24 January 2020. He was unrepresented and assisted by a Polish interpreter.

Dorset Council’s enforcement and legal teams worked together to bring the case to court.

Councillor Anthony Alford as Portfolio Holder for Customer, Community and Regulatory Services said:  “I am pleased this case has been brought to a conclusion. Fly-tipping not only blights our countryside and local neighbourhoods, but costs time and money to remove – tax payer’s money that would be better spent elsewhere.

“I would like to remind residents they should only use licensed carriers to dispose of their excess waste. They should also obtain all the necessary paperwork to show that they have followed correct procedures.”

Councillor Alford continued: “Our enforcement team takes fly-tipping seriously. Where there is enough evidence, we will attempt to trace and prosecute anyone found to be fly-tipping on public land.”

Help us stop fly-tipping in Dorset

If you see a fly-tip, make a note of where it is, take a picture if you can, and note down any other details. You can report it by using our online form or calling us. Never touch the waste or confront fly-tippers.

Check that a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency’s website or call them on 037808 506 506.

See how to report fly tipping to Dorset Council at

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