A man has become the second owner of cardboard boxes in recent months to be landed with a large fine.

An investigation was launched after a number of boxes and a leather bag were found in a trader's bin in The Broadway, Loughton.

They were traced back to Christian Akinrinae, of Willingale Close, who admitted handing the rubbish to an authorised waste disposal person.

He said he had given the waste to builders working at a property in his road and had paid them approximately £30 to do so.

He was fined £1153 and ordered to pay Epping Forest District Council’s prosecution costs of £627.82 together with a victim surcharge of £115.

Cllr Nigel Avey, portfolio holder for environment, said: "“We take fly tipping, and residents’ responsibility to ensure they are disposing of their waste legitimately and responsibly very seriously and will not hesitate to prosecute.

“Our message is simple: Before handing your waste to somebody else, always check, consider and record in order to protect yourself, and reduce fly-tipping by rogue traders. It is a crime not to care.”

In September Vadims Tjoluskins was hit with a £1,500 fine for leaving cardboard boxes by a bin in Oakley Court, Loughton.