A MAN has been ordered to pay £1,945 after admitting two fly-tipping offences.

Borys Peplinski, aged 28, of Bournemouth, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping at Hartland Moor, Wareham, and at Dullar Lane, Lytchett Matravers.

Both offences were committed in 2017.

Following investigations by Purbeck District Council enforcement officers in 2017, it was established that Peplinski removed waste from two households and failed in his duty of care in relation to that waste. Peplinski was summoned to appear in court in 2019 but didn't turn up.

He was subsequently arrested, appearing at Poole Magistrates Court on Friday, January 24.

Peplinski, who was assisted by a Polish interpreter in court, appeared unrepresented.

After pleading guilty to the offences under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, he was fined £300 for each, ordered to pay £1,285 costs and £60 victim surcharge.

Dorset Council’s enforcement and legal teams worked together to bring the case to court.

Councillor Anthony Alford, cabinet member for customer, community and regulatory services at Dorset Council, said: “I am pleased this case has been brought to a conclusion.

"Fly-tipping not only blights our countryside and local neighbourhoods, but costs time and money to remove – tax payer’s money that would be better spent elsewhere.

“I would like to remind residents they should only use licensed carriers to dispose of their excess waste.

"They should also obtain all the necessary paperwork to show that they have followed correct procedures.

“Our enforcement team takes fly-tipping seriously.

"Where there is enough evidence, we will attempt to trace and prosecute anyone found to be fly-tipping on public land.”

You can report fly-tipping by using Dorset Council's online form or calling them direct on 01305 221040.

Visit Dorset Council at www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/tip-off for further information.

You can also check if a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency's website or call them on 037808 506 506.