A 43-year-old man caught stealing CDs from a skip at a Clitheroe waste disposal site was left with a hefty bill for stealing rubbish.
Blackburn magistrates ordered David Kerr Davidson to pay a total of £295 in penalties.
And the court was told the CDs which had been seized by the police would now be thrown back in the skip.
Davidson, of Burns Street, Burnley, pleaded guilty to stealing property belonging to Sita Recycling.
He was made subject to a curfew between 6 pm and 6 am for four weeks and ordered to pay £85 costs, £60 victim surcharge and £50 criminal court charge.
Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said police were alerted to a suspicious vehicle parked outside the waste disposal site on Henthorn Road.
When they arrived they found Davidson inside the compound.
Ian Huggan, defending, said the CDs Davidson had removed from a skip and put in bags were recovered by the police.