Fly-tipper gets fined for dumping on his doorstep

A Barking man has been ordered to pay a fine of over £700 after an enforcement officer from Barking and Dagenham Council discovered a fly-tip with evidence linking the offence to their address.

During a routine patrol on 29 September 2022, council enforcement officers discovered a number of bags dumped at the side of a property on Monteagle Avenue in Barking. Officers proceeded to investigate the rubbish and found evidence that linked the rubbish to a named property.

The officer knocked at the property but didn’t get a response. However, they returned the next day and interviewed Mr Miollen Nasarov Alieva (owner of the property) who admitted to dumping one of the bags.

Mr Alieva was advised that he could be prosecuted for an offence contrary to s.87 EPA 1990 and receive a fine up to £2,500 and a criminal record, however on this occasion the officer issued a Fixed Penalty Notice of £150 as an opportunity to discharge their liability.

However, Mr Alieva failed to pay the fine and was summoned to Barkingside Magistrates Court on Tuesday 16 May.

The defendant didn’t attend court and, in his absence, he was found guilty.

Councillor Syed Ghani, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety said: “I can’t understand why anyone would want to make our streets look messy by dumping their rubbish let alone dumping right outside their own property.

We will not stand for fly-tipping in this borough and despite this individual admitting it, he didn’t pay the fine and now has a much larger sum to pay. I hope he has learnt his lesson.”

In court, the judge ordered Mr Alieva to pay a £220 fine, Costs to Barking and Dagenham Council of £453 and a Victim Surcharge of £88 – totalling £761.