A Soham man caught carrying scrap illegally has been fined £750 and ordered to pay £2,000 costs by magistrates at Bury St Edmunds.
Frank Allgood, of Heron Croft, was stopped by Suffolk police in October last year when he claimed that the waste he was carrying had come from a skip and he was taking it to his allotment shed.
Miss Emma Cranfield, prosecuting for the Environment Agency, told the court on Tuesday that subsequent checks with local scrap yards showed that Allgood had, the day after he was stopped, weighed in a number of items similar to those found in his vehicle by police during the search.
Allgood, who admitted carrying controlled waste when not registered, said he had taken all but two of the items to the scrap yard to sell for a profit, which he split with his two sons.
The court heard that he had delivered £972.97 worth in scrap metal to scrap yards between July 2012 and November 2012, continuing after he had been stopped by the police.
Miss Cranfield told the court: “Individuals and businesses who carry controlled waste must register with the Environment Agency. The registration lasts three years.”