A shameless fly-tipper who desecrated people’s property by persistently dumping rubbish from vehicles, barrows and wheelie bins has been jailed for 22 months.

Malcolm Pinder left sofas in the street, tipped bin bags into a housing development and trundled rubble in barrows to dispose of how he wished, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Pinder 44, of Arum Street, Little Horton, Bradford, was wanted on a court warrant when his serial tipping was brought to an end after he was yet again caught dumping black bin bags of residential waste on land in Halifax.

He pleaded guilty to four offences of illegally tipping waste and breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order and was convicted of ten more similar charges at a trial that Judge Jonathan Rose told him he didn’t have the courage to attend.

Pinder was today sentenced on a video link to HMP Leeds after he was arrested and remanded in custody by Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court.

He advertised his waste collection business on Facebook, saying he had been doing the work since 2012, the court heard.

He was paid by people to dispose of their rubbish but dumped it wherever he felt like it.

Prosecutor Chris Riley said Pinder’s criminal record dated back to 1991. He had persistently stolen to fund his drug addiction and then switched to fly-tipping.

In June, 2017, the magistrates handed him a Criminal Behaviour Order (CRIMBO) for depositing waste without a permit but he had served a succession of short jail terms for breaching it.

Mr Riley said that on or about December 1, 2018, Riley dumped waste sacks over a wall from a vehicle into Kingston Grange, a housing development in Halifax, in contravention of the Environmental Protection Act and in breach of the CRIMBO.

On June 3, 2019, he tipped builders’ waste on to a green lane in Calderdale and on August 5 that year he struck again. A woman householder saw him dump two sofas from a barrow into Clarence Street, Halifax. She took photos and alerted the council.

The following day, he tipped rubble in the Parkinson Lane area of the town after chucking more bin bags over a wall into Kingston Grange. Mr Riley said he was in possession of a wheelie bin that he used to repeatedly tip rubbish into the housing development.

Pinder also fly-tipped in Whalley Road, Halifax, and the town’s Bedford Street.

His final offence was committed on June 26 this year just three days before he was remanded into custody.

Pinder’s solicitor advocate, John Bottomley, said he had been addicted to Class A drugs for many years and had switched from shoplifting to fly-tipping to fund his habit.

Since his remand into custody he had managed to free himself of illegal drugs and he was engaging with courses in the prison to help him stay off them.

Pinder wasn’t coping well with custody and believed he had caught an illness, Mr Bottomley said.

Judge Rose told Pinder: “You have an appalling criminal history.”

This was his 109th court appearance in a record that began with low level dishonesty but had changed to fly-tipping.

Judge Rose said that dumping waste was a serious offence that violated the country.

“People are entitled to live in an environment that is not desecrated by those like you,” he said.

Pinder had been paid to clear the rubbish but had not cared one jot where he deposited it.

“You have graduated from being a thief to desecrating people’s homes,” Judge Rose said.

“It was persistent and deliberate offending for money,” he continued.

On at least one occasion, Pinder was seen dumping rubbish with an accomplice.

“The 2017 Criminal Behaviour Order had no impact on you whatsoever and going to prison did not deter you. You failed to turn up at the magistrates’ court. You were wanted on warrant and offended three days before you were due in court,” Judge Rose said.

“You didn’t even have the courage to turn up for your trial,” he added.

Pinder was jailed for a total of 22 months and Judge Rose made a new CRIMBO lasting for five years from today.