Chelmsford City Council

Council prosecutes resident after waste is dumped

Chelmsford City Council has successfully prosecuted a resident whose waste  was dumped in a flytipping hot spot after he had paid someone to dispose of it.

Alan Peters, 43, of Bridport Way, Braintree pleaded guilty to one offence of failing in his duty of care to take all reasonable measures to ensure that house hold waste of secure that any transfer by him of household waste produced on the property is only to an authorised person or to a person for authorised transport purposes.

Mr Peters failed to attend court on Tuesday 16 February and a warrant for Mr Peter’s arrest was executed and as a result he later attended court. 

The defendant pleaded guilty to the offence contrary to S34 (2A) of the  Environmental Protection Act 1990 on Thursday 5 October at Chelmsford Magistrates Court.

 Mr Peters who indicated he was currently unemployed, was  fined £80.00 and ordered to pay costs of £185.00 and a victim surcharge of £30.00

The defendant was approached at his house by two males who offered to remove some household waste from his driveway and garage. 

Three bags were dumped by the men.

Peters paid the men £40 cash to remove a washing machine and some sacks of household waste. 

The black sacks were later found fly tipped on the Friday February 26 2016 in Goodmans lane, Chelmsford. 

Councillor Malcolm Sismey, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling said: "I think this gives the right message out about how it is important for home owners to make sure they know who is taking away their waste.

"This forms part of the council's campaign It's a crime not to care which gives this message."

Tuesday 10 October 2017

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