A landowner has been fined for illegally disposing of waste in Waterford.
Waterford City and County Council took the case, which was heard in court recently.
The case was taken after inspectors found that the landowner had disposed of waste in an excavation on his land.
Further excavations carried out by the council, found that other waste had also been buried there.
In Waterford District Court, Judge Staunton commented that while the landowner appeared to be a law-abiding person, "we are well past the point of burying rubbish in holes."
The landowner pleaded guilty to the offence at the earliest opportunity and removed the waste for proper disposal.
The man was fined €2,000, with further costs of €1,170.