A TOILET, bathroom tiles and paint pots were among the haul of rubbish that cost three fly-tippers £5,000 in fines.

A council crackdown on flytipping resulted in three men being taken to court and being ordered to pay back, in two cases, thousands of pounds for the illegal act.

Two incidents involved piles of building waste being dumped on land close to Abingdon, and another for leaving building waste at Drayton Household Recycling Centre.

Brothers Krisztian Matus, of Cow Lane in Longworth near Abingdon, and Tamus Matus, of Swallow Mews in Didcot, both appeared at Oxford Magistrates' Court on July 29.

The pair pleaded guilty to dumping a builders' one tonne sack containing tiles, wood, and paint tubs on the side of the A415 Marcham Road between Marcham and Abingdon.

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Investigations found out a homeowner had paid her gardener Krisztian Matus to remove the waste from her house, although were found not to have the necessary waste licence.

both men also admitted dumping building waste at Drayton Household Waste recycling centre, against the rules 'no commercial waste accepted'.

During the sentencing, both men were recognised for their previous good character and early guilty pleas.

Kristian Matus, 38, was ordered to pay £500 for depositing the commercial waste at the Drayton centre, £100 for unlawfully transporting waste, £800 for breach of his duty of care, £70 compensation, £538.53 court costs and £80 victim surcharge. The fine totalled £2088.53.

His brother Tamus, 34, was ordered to pay £400 for depositing the commercial waste at the Drayton centre, £700 for breach of his duty of care, £70 compensation, £538.53 court costs, and £70 victim surcharge. The fine totalled £1,778.53.

Also appearing at Magistrates' Court on the same day was Nathan Draper, from Hatford in Faringdon.

It comes after litter pickers uncovered several black bags containing tiles, a toilet, long strips of plastic, and cardboard packaging fly-tipped in Draycott Road, Longworth near Abingdon, on April 15.

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Investigations led officers to Mr Draper who admitted dumping the fly-tipped waste that he had been paid to remove without having the correct licence.

At Oxford Magistrates' Court he pleaded guilty to flytipping and transporting waste without being a registered waste carrier.

He was fined £448 for deposit of the waste, £100 for transporting waste without the correct licence, £400 court costs, and £44 victim surcharge. The fine totalled £992.

Vale of White Horse District Council cabinet member for the environment Jenny Hannaby said: "We take crimes of this nature extremely seriously.

"While we will always prosecute fly-tippers, these cases show that we will also prosecute those who violate other laws designed to protect our environment."