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Builder Fined For Grimethorpe Tipping

Friday August 3 2012



A BUILDER plead guilty to fly-tipping when he appeared before Barnsley Magistrates Court last week.

Richard Bagnall, 39, of Harley Rd, Rotherham, admitted leaving some rubble, old fencing, and garden waste on land behind properties on Taylor Crescent in Grimethorpe - waste from a property he was doing some building work on.

Mr Bagnall said that he had put the waste there with the intention of returning later to remove it.

He had returned to clear up some of the waste and this was taken into account when he was sentenced.

He received a 12 month conditional discharge, and had to pay £218.65 costs to the council.

Coun Roy Miller said: “Fly tipping is a serious environmental offence. It makes areas appear run down, it can attract more waste, and it can be hazardous to health and a potential fire risk.

“Builders should know that they have to dispose of their waste properly, and not dump it in this way.“

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Reply Posted by Julia on Friday August 3 2012 at 13:56
The council should still allow builders to dispose of their waste at smithies,worsbrough dumpit sites instead of having to phone the town hall for a ticket number to allow the site workers to lift the barrier to allow them in.
I know wakefeild have got this system in place as well.We all knew fly tipping would escalate when these measures were put in place!

Reply Posted by john on Friday August 3 2012 at 18:48
reputable builders always use legal ways to dispose of rubbish