Pictures show the work of a cheeky dumpster that threw sofas and mattresses across Teesside.
The father of six, Mark Williams, illegally dumped items three times in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough and Hemlington over a six-week period.
The shameless dumpster appeared in Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to making the “reckless” deposits.
The 42-year-old has admitted three charges of dumping waste without an environmental permit.
Katherine Metcalfe, prosecuting on behalf of Middlesbrough Council, recounted how garbage was left in an alleyway behind Maria Street, North Ormesby on or around June 13, 2019.
She said Williams did a flyby again a few weeks later on Albert Road, Middlesbrough, around July 1, 2019.
Williams also dropped off trash on July 24, 2019 at a closed streetcar complex at Cresswell Close, Hemlington.
The court heard how two sofas and a mattress were thrown out because they believed it was a “collection point”.
Danielle Hewitt, attenuating, said the offenses were committed on a “reckless basis” rather than “deliberate”.
She recounted how WIlliams was asked to perform a house clearance on Maria Street, North Ormesby, and received a Ford Transit van for work.
She said, “He was given a Ford Transit van if he cleared the house, he could have the van because the engine had burned out.”
“He thought he could fix the van.”
Ms Hewitt said there was “a lot of furniture” in the house and he placed the items in the lane behind the property which he “believed to be picked up by council on garbage day”.
She also added that Williams believed it was a “collection point” when he threw a mattress in Hemlington.
The defense attorney said his client had cooperated with counsel and was “sorry for his actions.”
The court heard how Williams, who lives with his wife and four children, “plays an active role in the community” as a volunteer as a football coach for his son’s team.
The magistrates ‘bench ordered the preparation of a pre-conviction report prior to Williams’ conviction.
He will appear in Teesside Magistrates’ Court on June 22 to hear his fate.
Williams, of Millbrook Avenue, Brambles Farm, got unconditional bail.