A man has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 after rubbish was dumped on a country road in Gerrards Cross and traced back to him. 

Shahpoor Ahmadzai, 39, of Bourne Avenue, Hayes, elected to stand trial at Aylesbury Crown Court on November 13 and was found guilty of failing in his duty of care because he used an un-registered waste carrier. 

He was found guilty following a 38-minute deliberation by the jury. 

The court heard that an enforcement officer from the county council found a pile of rubbish dumped across Hawkswood Lane, Gerrards Cross, on March 26, and evidence within the waste led officers to interview Mr Ahmadzai. 

The builder said he passed a truck load of household rubbish to a man he did not know who had been arranged by someone they both knew. 

Mr Ahmadzai failed to check the individual's identity or find out if he was a registered waste carrier.

Following the guilty verdict Mr Ahmadzai was fined £500, ordered to pay full prosecution costs of £3,865 and a victim surcharge of £50 was also added – making a total to pay of £4,415. 

South Bucks District Council cabinet member for environment Luisa Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: "This man chose not to check whether the waste carrier arranged by his acquaintance was genuine, though he knew full well that it was his legal duty to do so.

"The unidentified carrier dumped the waste straight onto a road, and the defendant paid the price in court."