Fly-tipper who dumped broken furniture outside allotments traced by address left in rubbish

The rubbish was dumped outside the allotment gardens. Photo: Birmingham City Council

Robert Casserley of New Oscott has been prosecuted by Birmingham City Council for three offenses under the Environmental Protection Act of 1990.

It was linked to an incident on January 28th last year in which garbage was dumped at the entrance to the Walsall Road Allotments in Perry Barr.

A security camera had caught a man visiting the scene before the trash was found. His vehicle was identified as the Vauxhall Vivaro.

Broken furniture, plastic sheeting, wooden boards and a farmer’s sack with various items were found – along with details of an address.

The documents have been traced back to Rivington Crescent, where Casserley lived, and a Vauxhall Vivaro was discovered and seen by council investigators.

He was identified as the registered keeper – and owner and user of the van – and received two “Demand for Information” messages from the council.

Camera footage captured the incident. Photo: Birmingham City Council

It requested details of the person who controls and drives the van and while it was a legal request, it did not provide the requested information.

Casserley was also asked by the council to provide copies of his commercial waste handover notes and details of his disposal practices.

The 41-year-old only responded to provide details of what he had done with his waste but did not provide any advice on waste transfer.

On Thursday, Casserley of Rivington Crescent in New Oscott said at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court that he stopped urinating and threw some bags on the trash that was already on the spot. He said it was a one-time mistake.

Despite his mitigation, he was fined £ 833 with a payment of £ 775 for council costs and a sacrificial surcharge of £ 83.

Robert James, neighborhood director for Birmingham City Council, said: “This case shows that environmental crimes that harm our communities will not be tolerated and that if the city council has evidence it will not hesitate to prosecute.

“In this case, it is clear that a person had no regard for their region or the fact that their actions were a burden on public resources.

“I hope it sends a clear message to individuals and businesses that tipping and related crimes are risks that are not worth taking.”

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