It is a shocking moment that a Glasgow man was caught illegally in the fly-tipping building in Malangawi.
David McCourt, 33, covered the rear registration plate on his van in May 2020 before dumping building debris near Balvi Cottage on Stockhimer Road.
CCTV footage caught McCourt collecting wood and plasterboard on the edge of the grass.
McCourt has now been sentenced in Dumbarton Sheriff’s Court for illegal disposal of building waste after committing an environmental violation.
He was given a community payback order with 80 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay 300 300.
The cottage owner, who has experienced fly-tipping issues over the past five years, contacted the East Dunbartonshire Council’s Community Safety Officer.
They are responsible for all fly tipping issues in the area.
After reviewing the CCTV footage, the Community Safety Officer tracked down McCort’s details before reporting the matter to Scotland Police.
Fiona Caldwell, Procurator Fiscal, Wildlife and Environment, told the court that fly-tipping is a real concern for the public.
He said: “Flying is a real and legitimate concern of the people. It is a criminal act that makes the landscape look ugly and it is expensive to clean.
“David McCourt’s deliberate and criminal action shows a lack of consideration for the environment.
“There is no excuse for dumping garbage illegally and those who choose to join will be held accountable for their actions.”
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