Published: Wednesday, 6th February 2019

A fly-tipper from Gillingham has been ordered to pay more than £1,300 after dumping rubbish in Rochester. 

Zenon Krzysztof Makowski, of Marlborough Road, Gillingham, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 18 January. 

On 9 July 2016 Makowski drove a distinctive van into a car wash in Corporation Street and unloaded waste before driving off. 

Later on that month police stopped the van and arrested Makowski on suspicion of fly-tipping. The van was also seized. 

Magistrates ordered Makowski to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and to pay £343.12 compensation to pay for clearing the waste and costs of £1093.12. He was also ordered to pay a £85 victim surcharge.  

'Fly-tipping is completely unacceptable'

Cllr Jane Chitty, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder covering Enforcement, said: “Fly-tipping is completely unacceptable and is a blight on local neighbourhoods and communities. We will continue to investigate fly-tipping thoroughly and prosecute offenders where possible. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank residents for continuing to report fly-tipping to us and I would like to encourage them to continue to do so.” 

Report fly-tipping online.

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