A 29-year-old man was slapped with a fine of almost £1,000 for fly-tipping after he became angry with the council for not collecting the rubbish from outside his house.

Investigators found a large pile of household waste dumped in Alderbourne Lane, including a mattress, cardboard packaging, a plastic bin sack, plastic bags containing green waste, a settee, a suitcase, wood and broken up furniture.

Looking through the rubbish, they found a packaging label with Ionut Cristian Ocnaru’s name and address.

Ocnaru, of Uxbridge Road, Slough, admitted dumping plastic bags containing green waste and cardboard packaging for a mattress, which he said he had “added to waste already dumped” in Alderbourne Lane.

He told magistrates rubbish was building up outside his house as the council had not taken it away for two or three weeks, despite his complaints, so he decided to load it into a van and illegally dump it.

He accepted he was wrong and that he had made a bad decision when he decided to fly-tip his waste, but did it out of “anger and frustration” at the council.

He was slapped with a £615 fine and ordered to pay £300 towards prosecution costs as well as a £61 victim surcharge, making the total £976.

South Bucks District Council’s cabinet member for environment, Luisa Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: “Our investigators do everything they can to trace who's responsible for dumping waste on roadside verges.

“Let this case be a lesson to anyone who thinks they can get away with this kind of anti-social behaviour.”