Fly-tipper fined after failing to show up at court

We are continuing to take action against fly-tippers in the borough.

Last week we successfully prosecuted Ida Girgova of St Agnells Lane, Hemel Hempstead, after she illegally dumped 11 sacks of domestic waste in a garage block at the rear of Medway Road, Hemel Hempstead, in November 2016.

Ms Girgova was issued a Fixed Penalty Notice for fly-tipping. However, she did not pay the £200 fine so she was then issued with a court summons. As Ms Girgova failed to appear at court, she was arrested. 

Ms Girgova pleaded guilty at St Albans Magistrates' Court on 11 April 2018 to the offence of failing to comply with Section 34(2A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. She was ordered to pay a total of £260 - this included an £80 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £150 costs.

Cllr Janice Marshall Portfolio Holder for Environmental and Community Protection, said, “Dumping household rubbish is still fly-tipping. It is disgusting behaviour and upsetting to local residents who care about their neighbourhood. We have a zero-tolerance approach to all fly-tipping, however small, and will take vigorous action against the perpetrators.”

We are part of the Herts Fly Tipping group which encourages all residents to dispose of their waste in responsible and legal way. Waste can be collected as part of residents' usual fortnightly kerbside waste and recycling collection, taken to a Neighbourhood Recycling Bank or Household Waste Recycling Centre (tip/dump) or collected via our bulky waste collection service. Residents can also donate or sell unwanted items to charity shops, online or through social media community groups.

To report fly tipping in your area, visit