A BARNSLEY man is facing a fine and costs of more than £5,000 for transporting waste without a licence.

Phillip Needham, of Sheffield Road, was charged with 39 offences of transporting controlled waste without a carrier licence.

The 34-year-old was fined £100 for each of the 39 offences, as well as costs of £1,536 and a victim surcharge of £170, totalling £5,606.

Wendy Lowder, executive director for communities, said: “This case is another example of the enforcement team’s commitment to stop illegal waste carriers in their tracks with help from South Yorkshire Police.

“We will continue to work with the police and the public to tackle environmental crime. Help us to protect our beautiful borough by making sure you only give your rubbish to someone with a valid licence.”