St Albans flytipper comes clean over crimes

St Albans Magistrates Court

St Albans Magistrates Court - Credit: Archant

A man from St Albans whose building waste was illegally fly-tipped on a number of occasions in December 2013 has been ordered to pay a fine, costs and a victim surcharge totalling £1,966.35.

Alessandro Annicchiarico, of Alma Road, St Albans, pleaded guilty to controlling waste without taking reasonable measures after the firm he had employed to dispose of building materials and latex clothing dumped it in a skip in a car park.

Anne Woodcock, defending, told the court that Annicchiarico was not guilty of fly-tipping himself but had ordered a waste-control company to dispose of the materials without checking their licences.

She said: “It is not known how the waste got into the skip. But what is known is that Mr Annicchiarico did not carry out all the relevant checks.”

Annicchiarico, 47, was working as a self-employed builder on a property in Watford when the alleged fly-tipping took place.

Ms Woodcock told the court: “He accepts that he did not carry out the relevant checks to see whether the company was disposing of the waste properly.”

St Albans magistrates said they had taken into account Annicchiarico’s guilty plea when sentencing and fined him £1,000 with a victim surcharge of £100. He was also ordered to pay costs of £866.35.