Nicol Handyside, 70, of Emmbrook Road, Wokingham has been convicted for fly tipping offences after pleading guilty to dumping green waste.
Handyside, a self-employed gardener, had been seen dumping tree cuttings and green waste from his van by a passer-by at a lay-by on Twyford Road, Wokingham.
He admitted to the offence during a voluntary interview at a police station, calling it a stupid error. He claimed that he needed his green waste bags emptied for his next job, and decided to dispose of the waste at the side of the road.
At court, Handyside pleaded guilty to the ‘fly tipping’ offence and was fined £665 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and costs of £807.45.
Cllr Norman Jorgensen, executive member for environment, sports, environmental health, leisure and libraries, said: “No matter what the waste, or the reasons behind it, fly tipping will never be tolerated and will be dealt with accordingly by the council. I hope that the outcome of this case acts as a deterrent to others.
“If you witness any waste being illegally dumped please call (0118) 974 6000 or 0800 212 111 outside of office hours.”