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Man ordered to pay £1k after fly-tipping cardboard and wooden pallets in Chilworth

A man from Southampton has been ordered to pay a total of just over £1,000 after pleading guilty to a fly-tipping incident in Chilworth.

Ionut Codreanau, 28, of Byron Road, was invited to an interview under caution after items including cardboard boxes and wooden pallets were found dumped on Misslebrook Lane on 25 October 2021.

Evidence found within the waste led the investigating officers to him.

At the interview, Codreanau admitted to dumping the cardboard and wooden pallets and said it was his own personal waste.

Appearing at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on 9 January 2023, Codreanau pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay a fine of £480, a victim surcharge of £48 and costs of £548.76.

Portfolio holder for environmental services, Councillor Nick Adams-King, said:

“I am delighted there has been yet another successful fly-tipping prosecution in Test Valley. Dumping waste of any kind is anti-social, selfish and completely unacceptable and we ensure anyone who does so faces the consequences. We always investigate and we always prosecute once we have gathered evidence. You will face the consequences of your action if you fly tip in beautiful Test Valley.

“The household waste recycling centres across the borough are there for a reason and there are many ways for you to deposit your waste in the correct manner.”