A man has been fined by Chelmsford Council almost £300 in total after his washing machine and household waste are flytipped. 

Alan Peters, 43, of Bridport Way, Braintree pleaded guilty to allowing for his waste to be taken away by a non-authorised person.

Mr Peters who indicated he was currently unemployed, was  fined £80.00 and ordered to pay costs of £185.00 and a victim surcharge of £30.00

The defendant was approached at his house by two males who offered to remove some household waste from his driveway and garage. 

Peters paid the men £40 cash to remove a washing machine and some sacks of household waste. 

The black sacks were later found fly tipped on the Friday February 26 2016 in Goodmans lane, Chelmsford. 

Councillor Malcolm Sismey, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling said: "I think this gives the right message out about how it is important for home owners to make sure they know who is taking away their waste.