Sentencing has been deferred until July in the case of a man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to running an illegal waste disposal service in the Mayo area.
Achill District Court heard that 25-year old Aaron Eaton of Riverdale Court, Castlebar, advertised his services on Facebook, took cash from householders but afterwards dumped their refuse in a number of locations including a midsummer bonfire..
Total clean-up costs to Mayo County Council from Mr Eaton's illegal activities amounted to just over €1,800.
Items collected were dumped at a number of locations last summer included Ross, Castlebar; Cregganbrack and Roosky, Knock; Reisk, Ballyhaunis and the site of a bonfire at Rathbawn Grove, Castlebar.
At Castlebar District Court earlier this year, Judge Mary Devins granted an adjournment to yesterday’s court sitting in Achill, so that medical evidence could be produced.
The court heard that €1,800 had been paid to Ward McElllin, solicitor for Mayo County Council, to pay for the cost of the various clean-ups..
Judge Devins put back sentencing until July.