A fly-tipper had his £8,000 van crushed in a breaker’s yard after admitting dumping rubbish.
Company director Mohammed Eesaa Zaman pleaded guilty to fly-tipping at Huddersfield Magistrates Court.
The court ordered the destruction of his Mercedes vehicle – and promptly sent it to the crusher.
The demolition was recorded by the local Kirklees Council and posted on line as a warning.
The fly-tipped waste was building rubble, household furniture and white goods.
It was later shifted by the council’s parks department at a cost of £2,585.
Zaman lost his van and was fined £4,753, accounting for the cost of clean-up.
The employee driving the fan was fined £300.
Councillor Naheed Mather, cabinet member for environment, said:
“This is the clearest message we can send to fly-tippers who think they can use Kirklees as their personal dumping ground and who believe they are above the law.
“We will not tolerate this criminal and anti-social behaviour, what is more, most Kirklees residents will not either.
“The successful outcome of this court case was aided by photographic evidence provided by residents who also gave witness statements about the guilty parties.
“On behalf of the Council and the other residents of Kirklees, I would like to thank them for their support. It just goes to show that together we can keep Kirklees cleaner and greener.”