Published: 15:31, 14 February 2020
| Updated: 15:36, 14 February 2020
A flytipper from Maidstone has been prosecuted for dumping furniture on someone's private driveway while they were at home.
CCTV footage showed Paul Earwaker, of Milford Close, deposit chairs, an outdoor glass table and sofa cushions at the property in broad daylight.
The owner contacted Maidstone Borough Council's (MBC) waste crime team, which seized Mr Earwaker's van and interviewed him about the rubbish.
At Medway Magistrates Court yesterdayhe pleaded guilty to illegally depositing household waste at a property in London Road and was handed a 12-month community order.
He will have to complete mandatory rehabilitation activities and pay a fine of £1,310.
Jamie Duffy, the waste crime manager, said: "Maidstone will not stand for any act of fly tipping within the borough.
"We take the approach to seize fly tippers vehicles and can sell or destroy the vehicle where possible.
"Your waste is your responsibility and you need to ensure you dispose of it correctly."
The local authority is encouraging people who have witnessed flytipping to report it here.
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