Man admits dumping bin-bags in forest
A man charged with dumping nine black plastic bin-bags full of household refuse in Charnwood Forest has been given a six-months conditional discharge.
Alin Madalin Munteanu (43) of Greenhill Road, Coalville, pleaded guilty at Leicester Magistrates' Court to fly-tipping the bags in Whitcrofts Lane, Ulverscroft, on September 19, 2012. John Cunliffe, for Charnwood Borough Council, said the bags were seen on grass next to a hedgerow and an envelope from Romania was discovered in one of them, containing the Greenhill Road address.
"Other bags contained food wrappers with Eastern European writing on them."
Munteanu was interviewed by the council on October 8 and said he and a cousin had dumped the bags although he was aware it was illegal – the same laws exist in Romania.
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Alan Mee, for Munteanu, said he and his wife shared a house with another couple and their rubbish had not been collected for two to three weeks, so the bin-bags had accumulated.
"Ironically, he could have taken them to a waste disposal tip at no cost."
Mr Mee said Munteanu fully admitted his responsibility for the fly-tipping.
The magistrates gave him a conditional discharge for six months and ordered him to pay £412.23 costs.