Fly-tipper ordered to Pay £2,600 after dumping waste at Swinfen

A photo of the waste that had been dumped in Barkers Lane, Swinfen.
The waste was dumped in Barkers Lane, Swinfen.

A man has been ordered to pay £2,600 for fly-tipping at Swinfen following a prosecution by Lichfield District Council.

Adam Hamilton, from Solihull, appeared at Cannock Magistrates’ Court on 5 March 2024 and pleaded guilty to three offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

The court heard that the 36-year-old fly-tipped the household waste at Barkers Lane in Swinfen on 12 August 2023.  The waste was left blocking the road and included a bed, mattress, pushchair, rocking chair and cardboard.  Environmental health officers traced the waste to an address in Rugeley, and it transpired that the occupier had paid Hamilton £190 to collect and dispose of the waste.

The magistrates ordered Hamilton, of Elford Grove in Marston Green, to pay a fine, victim surcharge and costs totalling £2,621.30.     

Following the case, a spokesperson for Lichfield District Council said:

“Hamilton showed complete disregard for the environment and is now paying the price.  Local people need to be careful who they give their waste to; check that they are a registered waste carrier, ask where the waste will be taken to, and record their name, contact details and the vehicle that they use. 

“Residents may not be aware that they could face prosecution if the council’s environmental health officers visit and they are not in possession of the details.”     



Published: 25 March 2024