A Fly-tipping hotelier was fined £1,000 after a hotel sign was found dumped in country lane
Ashley Guntripp, 28, admitted he was "being ignorant" to where mattresses, bed cases, carpets and furniture was disposed of following a refurbishment.
His father Richard Guntripp agreed to get rid of the waste but his son was caught when the sign to his business 'The White Hart Hotel' was left with the piles of other rubbish.
Council officials tracked him down to his business in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, and he was charged with fly-tipping offences.
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Guntripp was fined £440 and ordered to pay £567.53 costs and a £44 victim surcharge after he was found guilty under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Richard Guntripp was found guilty of obstruction offences contrary to Section 110 of the Environment Act 1995 at a previous hearing and was fined £220.
The court heard Guntripp refurbished the White Hart Hotel in early 2014 with his father who dumped the broken furniture and bedding in nearby Stramshall.
Ashley Guntripp, 28, admitted he was 'being ignorant' to where hotel waste was being disposed of
East Staffordshire Borough Council bosses were made aware of the offence in February 2015.
Any waste that comes from a business is classed as commercial waste
Councillor Jacqui Jones
When officers investigated, they found a huge pile of mattresses, bed bases, carpets, wooden furniture and the advertising board with the White Hart's name on.
A spokesman for the council said: "Ashley Guntripp accepted that breaches of his duties to dispose of waste appropriately had been committed.
The sign to his business 'The White Hart Hotel' was left with the piles of other rubbish
"Council officers formally requested that Richard Guntripp attend an interview to answer questions regarding the transfer of the waste. However, he failed to attend."
Councillor Jacqui Jones, the council's deputy leader for regulatory services, said: "Any waste that comes from a business is classed as commercial waste and must be stored and disposed of appropriately.
Mattresses, bed cases, carpets and furniture was disposed of following a refurbishment
"The majority of businesses do ensure that their waste is disposed of correctly and do not dump it in lanes or on the side of the road.
"There are some who are less diligent and we will continue to prosecute those who fail to comply with their duty of care in the disposal of commercial waste."
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