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Women Fined After "Man In Van" Waste Disposal

Friday June 1 2012




TWO women have been fined after they paid a 'man in a van' to dispose of their rubbish - and it ended up dumped.

The women appeared before Barnsley Magistrates Court on May 31.

Adele Sleight, 35, of Milgate Street, Royston, plead guilty after she gave her household rubbish to three men in a blue transit van. It ended up dumped on farmland in Little Houghton.

Ms Sleight was ordered to be subject of a conditional discharge for 12 months, and had to pay £220 to Barnsley Council - £120 compensation for the cost of clearing up the waste, and £100 towards the prosecution costs.

Kerry Neal, 31, of Victoria Street, Golthorpe, also pleaded guilty to the same offence after council investigators received a report of rubbish being dumped at the rear of Main Street in Goldthorpe. Evidence found within the waste lead to Ms Neal’s then home address on Main Street.

She had given her waste to a man to take away for her, but hadn’t checked if he was licensed to carry and dispose of her waste correctly. She was ordered a Conditional Discharge for 12 months, and has to pay £200 towards the council’s costs.

Coun Roy Miller (pictured), said: “It is a criminal offence to give your waste away to someone without making reasonable checks to ensure they are authorised to take it away. Often waste taken by unlicensed people is fly tipped and householders can be held to account for this, as well as those who commit the fly tipping.

“Householders must be very careful about who they give their waste to, and should always make sure that the person has a waste carriers license. They should keep a record of the license number, and make sure they get a receipt showing what was taken. If possible they should also try to record the registration number of the vehicle that takes their waste away.

“These residents gave their waste in good faith, thinking it would be disposed of properly, they did not expect it to be fly tipped, and did not expect Council investigators to come to their door.”

Barnsley Council will prosecute anyone found to have fly tipped waste and can also prosecute residents if they give their waste away to someone who then dumps it, without making the appropriate checks.

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Reply Posted by Adele761 on Saturday June 2 2012 at 10:39
excuse me it was a white van get ya information right

Reply Posted by Sher66 on Saturday June 2 2012 at 15:18
 Well i think it's wrong that these ladie's should be punished........ they acted in good faith, unknown to themselve's that the rubbish was not going to be disposed appropriate.......... but of course thats how the law of the land works.......... do a robbery, drink and drive, you get 200hrs community service........ something has innocent has think you get a hefty fine !!!

Reply Posted by Paul Smith on Sunday June 3 2012 at 08:57
Anyone who is stupid enough to give it to a "man in a van" deserves fining. Barnsley is ruined by flytippers and littering. There has been enough of these cases to highlight the fact you need to check waste carriers licences. Its also pretty sad Adele that instead of using this forum to apologise you seem more concerned about the colour of the van.

Reply Posted by Michael Lucas on Sunday June 3 2012 at 11:26
Yes Adele you should use this forum to to apologise,it does not matter what colour van it is,rubbish should not be dumped its wrong,you need spanking for it.

Reply Posted by Adele761 on Sunday June 3 2012 at 11:38
a gd spanking lol to go with me fine and paul belt up cocker i have asked how many people know about these licences and there is not many that no about it and seen as i never have FLY TIPPED i would not know would i.

Reply Posted by Adele761 on Sunday June 3 2012 at 11:41
why would i apologise i had no idea about the licence and i do not aprriciate you callin me stupid

Reply Posted by Adele761 on Sunday June 3 2012 at 11:43
i do need spanking lol and i admited doing wrong i have me fine to pay so that enough and the van is important because how can they find the men if there looking for the wrong colour van x

Reply Posted by WAB on Sunday June 3 2012 at 12:42
The information was provided to us by the council - we shall notify them of the van colour  puzzle.

Reply Posted by Doddsjacqueline on Monday June 4 2012 at 08:47
this attitude does not help the area from becoming one giant landfill site now does it?

Reply Posted by Michelle Linacre Devine on Wednesday June 6 2012 at 13:37
IF THE VAN WAS SKY BLUE PINK WITH YELLOW DOTS IT STILL DOES'NT GIVE PEOPLE THE WRIGHT TO GIVE RUBBISH TO ANY1 TO GET RID OF IT FOR THEM THEY WOULDN'T HAVE GOT A FINE IF THEY HAD DONE THE JOB BY THEMSELVES AT LEAST THEY WOULD KNOW THAT THERE RUBBISH HAD BEEN DISPOSED OF  IN THE RIGHT WAY THEY HAVE NO1 TO BLAME BUT THEMSELVES AND MAY BE THIS AS LEARNT THEM A LESSON TO DO THE JOB FOR THEMSELVES AND NOT OTHERS  

Reply Posted by paul gregory on Thursday June 7 2012 at 01:25
another way of makin money for authorities i suppose hefty fines for 1st time offenders,i wonder whos pocket that went in to,and to make a point these so called authorities should make such rubbish removers display any licences in the vehicles window to make it easier to identify them,but i suppose you like makin money out of the innocent.

Reply Posted by JHON_LENNON on Thursday June 7 2012 at 14:26
IN ROYSTON WE HAVE LANDFILL SITE FULL OF TOXINS THAT COUNCIL KNOWS ABOUT SOME SIXTY FEET BELOW GROUND .ARE BURIED RADIO ACTIVE TRANSFORMERS ,WE ARE SAT ON A TIME BOMB AND THE CANCER RATES IN ROYSTON WILL INCREASE A BLIND EYE WAS TURNED BY BARNSLEY COUNCILORS THEY ARE A JOKE 

Reply Posted by JHON_LENNON on Thursday June 7 2012 at 16:48
to Paul .get a grip she has done no wrong .the people working in the town hall .took a innocent girl to court ,for getting rid of her rubbish , these people who you call your cllrs .sit and record your telephones monitor your mobiles .they brake every law in the book ,no different to the bankers ,they lavish in expenses .they love a good land deal ..if you can slag down a person .for no crime join the  Irish republican army making money off people backs ,you sound no different pal