A contractor has been fined £2,500 after a large amount of fly-tipped waste was found in Stoke Poges last August.

Yurly Salyuk, 41, of Wickham Chase, West Wickham, in the London Borough of Bromley, was caught after one of the piles of rubbish left in a field off Windsor Road, where an illegal encampment was said to have taken place, was traced back to him on August 16.

The waste was traced back to a building site in south London for which Salyuk was the contractor. When interviewed, Salyuk said that he had paid an unknown man in cash to take the waste from the site.

He pleaded guilty at Wycombe Magistrates Court on November 21 last year to an offence of failing in his duty of care for waste that was created through his work as a building contractor.

Magistrates fined him £1,000, and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £1,500, making the total £2,500.

South Bucks District Council’s cabinet member for environment, Luisa Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: “The appalling mess in this incident shows the considerable environmental damage caused by organised waste crime.

“This kind of criminal depends on people – such as the building contractor in this case – who continue to have waste removed for cash with no questions asked.

“That’s why we prosecute people whenever possible if they have failed in their duty to dispose of their waste properly.”