A dairy worker from Bridge Water has been fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of £95 with a £20 victim surcharge for fly-tipping. Martin Durrant paid a man £30 to remove his Rubbish which was later found fly-tipped at Rooks Castle near Goathurst.
Mr Durrant of High Street Wellington admitted that he did not take reasonable measures to ensure his Rubbish Removal was carried out by authorised company.
A spokesman for a local waste company said –
“Everyone has a duty of care to ensure their Rubbish is properly disposed of and removed by a licensed waste carrier.”
Martin Durrant’s prosecution was brought to court as part of renewed efforts to drive down fly-tipping.
Solicitor Nigel Osborne said –
“Fly-tipping is a serious offence, its blight is not only visual but can often have serious health and safety implications, and the costs of dealing with it are substantial.”
Martin Durrant told the court –
“I am sorry it happened. I paid a bloke £30 to take my rubbish away.”
Here are 5 simple steps to help you prevent your Rubbish being fly-tipped and avoid any duty-of-care charges in court.
- Check that the company you are using is a registered waste carrier
- Always ask for a receipt
- Make sure you have the waste carriers full contact details
- Ask for a waste transfer note Duty-of-Care
- Seek a recommendation