Rushden man fined after admitting fly-tipping offences
He has been ordered to pay a total of £1,143 in fines and costs
A Rushden man has been fined after admitting fly-tipping offences.
North Northamptonshire Council has welcomed the prosecution of Thyler Webster of St Margarets Avenue, Rushden, after he pleaded guilty to the offence.
On Monday, July 27, 2020, council officers registered a report of fly-tipped waste deposited and on investigation discovered a quantity of waste material in Polopit, Twywell, close to the junction with the A14.
Evidence was secured from the location and further investigations led to Webster.
During the inquiry process Webster admitted advertising for business via social media despite not being registered as a waste carrier and had no licence or authority to carry out the waste removal work.
Webster also admitted that he was responsible for the waste in question and had taken payment for its removal.
Webster attended the magistrates hearing at Wellingborough on March 30, 2021, and entered a guilty plea at the first opportunity.
Magistrates gave Webster credit for his early guilty plea, took into consideration that he stated he accepted full responsibility and that his circumstances were currently difficult.
They reminded Webster of the seriousness of waste related offences and the impact they have on the community.
He was then ordered to pay a total of £1,143 in fines and costs.
Charlotte Tompkins, waste services manager for North Northamptonshire Council, said: “We continue to investigate all incidents of fly-tipping and will continue to work to bring these prosecutions forward wherever evidence is secured, those who are undertaking commercial waste collections must be sure they are complying with their responsibilities when removing waste.
“Many of the operators advertising locally or on social media are trustworthy but householders should always check that they are using a reputable company for the removal of any waste from your property.
“We all have our part to play in reducing this blight on our environment.”
For more information as a business or a resident on your responsibilities when removing waste click here.
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