A BARNSLEY woman who paid an unlicensed waste carrier to remove her rubbish has had to pay over £300 after it was dumped.

Jennifer Shaw, 28, of The Parade, Hoyland, pleaded guilty to a householder’s duty of care offence during the prosecution brought by Barnsley Council.

She paid someone £10 to take her rubbish to the tip but it was later found dumped in woods at Hoyland.

She was ordered to pay a total of £325, including the council’s costs.

Coun Roy Miller 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 dumped, and householders can be held to account for this, as well as those who commit the actual fly-tipping.

“They should keep a record of the licence number, and make sure they get a receipt showing what was taken.”