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Monday, 9 December 2019

Two men from Morecambe and Heysham fined thousands for fly-tipping

Flytipping in Sandylands Promenade.

Two men from Morecambe and Heysham have been ordered to pay a total of £6,728.69 in fines and costs for fly-tipping and waste related offences.

Both were taken to court by Lancaster City Council on Monday, December 2 2019, as part of its Operation Peregrine initiative, which aims to crack down on fly-tipping and make those responsible pay for their actions.

Flytipping in Sandylands Promenade

Flytipping in Sandylands Promenade

Damian Demczuk of Sandylands Promenade, Heysham was fined £523, ordered to pay clean-up costs of £4,898.88 and a victim surcharge of £52 after pleading guilty to knowingly permitting controlled waste to be deposited on land at the rear of his property and operating a regulated facility without a permit.
Demczuk also pleaded guilty to failure to clear the land after a Section 59 Environmental Protection Act 1990 clearance notice was served.
The waste was being stored during the duration of the investigation between April to July 2019 and being brought to the site from other properties he was working on in the area.
Dean Cheeseman, of Hestham Crescent, Morecambe was issued with a fine of £440, ordered to pay costs of £770.81 and a victim surcharge of £44 for failure to answer a notice served under Section 108 Environment Act 1990.
The notice was served with questions in relation to a fly-tip that occurred on April 8 2019, whereby waste was seen to be taken from a vehicle of which he was the registered keeper.
Cheeseman failed to answer the questions and failed to turn up to court when summonsed.
Mark Davies, Director for Communities and the Environment, said: “Fly-tipping is a blight on our communities and we’ll continue doing all we can to stamp it out by investigating and prosecuting offenders who choose to dispose of their rubbish irresponsibly.
“These successful prosecutions should serve as a warning to others that their irresponsible actions could have a huge financial cost to their own wallets.”
As part of its Operation Peregrine campaign the council is urging residents and businesses wanting to make sure their waste is disposed of legitimately to think S.C.R.A.P.
• Suspect all waste carriers. Don’t let them take your rubbish until they provide proof of registration. Note their vehicle’s registration plate.
• Check that a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency’s website.
• Refuse any unexpected offers to have your rubbish taken away.
• Ask how your rubbish will be disposed of - seek evidence of this.
• Paperwork must be obtained: a proper invoice, waste transfer note or receipt, including a description of the waste being removed and the waste carrier’s contact details.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Illegal scrap metal trader fined almost £3,000 after being caught red-handed loading van

Illegal scrap metal trader fined almost £3,000 after being caught red-handed loading van

Derek Jackson, 39, of Eastern Terrace, Wallsend , has been found guilty of four waste offences carried out in Newcastle earlier this year.

On 25 January, Jackson, alongside another man, was seen by Newcastle City Council enforcement officers loading metal light fittings into a black and red Ford Transit van in a car park off William Armstrong Drive.

On closer inspection by the officers, more miscellaneous scrap metal was found in the van.
Although initially claiming he was a licenced waste carrier in the city, he later admitted in interview he was not authorised to transport waste.

Jackson, who did not attend his hearing at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on Friday, was found guilty of illegally operating as a scrap metal dealer, illegally transporting controlled waste, failing to take required records when dealing in scrap waste and failing to provide information to an authorised officer.

In his absence, Jackson was fined £660 for each charge.

Resident fined after rogue ‘Man with a Van’ fly-tips his rubbish

Resident fined after rogue ‘Man with a Van’ fly-tips his rubbish

A man from Holme On Spalding Moor has been fined after he hired a rogue ‘Man with a Van’, who fly-tipped his rubbish.

Thomas Mavin, of High Street, Holme On Spalding Moor, paid £130 to two men to take away a pile of wood and other waste from his home after he saw a flyer advertising a waste clearance service.

But the men ended up dumping all the waste in a layby in Little Weighton.

Mr Mavin pleaded guilty to an offence of failing in his duty of care by not checking he was using a licensed waste carrier to dispose of his waste, when he appeared at Beverley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 15 May.

He was fined £120 and was ordered to pay £350 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

The court heard a streetscene enforcement officer from East Riding of Yorkshire Council found a large pile of wood, wrapping paper, boxes, scrap metal and a child’s scooter dumped in the layby in Walkington Road, Little Weighton, when he went to investigate a report of fly-tipping on 14 January this year.

Evidence was found linking the fly-tip with Mr Mavin’s address in Holme On Spalding Moor.

When interviewed by the enforcement officer, Mr Mavin admitted most of the waste found in the layby was his.

He said he had been carrying out renovations on his home and had accumulated a lot of waste, and because of space reasons he was unable to use a skip.

So instead Mr Mavin contacted a ‘waste clearance service’ which advertised on a flyer that came through his door, headed ‘A Man with a Van’.

He phoned the number and arranged for the men to come and collect his renovation waste, paying them £130.

The leaflet stated ‘Please ask for Stuart’ and included a fake waste carrier licence number – but Mr Mavin did not check the licence number or ask where his waste was going to.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to remind residents of the risks of using illegal firms or individuals who advertise waste collection services, but instead fly-tip the waste they collect.

To prevent themselves becoming the victims of fly-tipping, residents are encouraged to use the council’s SCRAP Code  which advises what checks they need to make when hiring someone to take away rubbish to make sure they are genuine.

Firms operating legally will hold a waste carriers’ licence and be registered with the Environment Agency.

Residents can check that registration online at or by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506.

Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:

“To help prevent fly-tipping, residents have a responsibility to make sure they dispose of their waste correctly and legally.
“Use our household waste and recycling sites or hire registered waste carriers who operate legally, get a receipt and take the person’s details. If not you could be left paying a large fine.”

Friday, 26 April 2019

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