Dagenham dumper fined over £1,000 for fly-tipping

A serial fly-tipper from Dagenham has pleaded guilty in court after she was caught several times fly-tipping in the east London borough.

Following complaints about fly-tipping on Neasham Road, Dagenham, a council Environmental Enforcement Officer inspected the waste on 5 August 2019 and found two large bin bags that had originated from a property on Neasham Road.

The officer visited the property that day and explained to a woman that fly-tipping was illegal and that she will be issued with Fixed Penalty Notice of £400.

Later that year, in October, the officer was asked to review some CCTV footage at Neasham and Markyate Roads and instantly identified the female he had spoken to in August.

She had been caught on camera fly-tipping on five different occasions between July 2019 and September 2019.

The officer visited the property alongside colleagues from the council’s Private Sector Housing team and the woman identified herself as a Miss Burlui Luminita.

Miss Luminita was made aware that she had been observed committing five fly-tipping offences and the council will now be taking her to court.

The case was heard at Barkingside Magistrates Court on 23 January 2024 where Miss Luminita pleaded guilty to the five offences.

The judge ordered her to pay a £600 fine, costs to Barking and Dagenham Council of £400 and a Victim Surcharge of £60, totalling £1,060.

Councillor Syed Ghani, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety said: “I welcome the fine handed down by the judge. This woman had no respect for her local area, repeatedly dumping rubbish in the street.

“I am pleased officers were able to pull the evidence together to make sure she was held responsible for her actions.”

Residents can report information on fly-tippers by emailing