A WOMAN was prosecuted and fined for a waste duty of care offence after her waste was found fly-tipped in Hood Green.

On August 7 2023, Barnsley Council neighbourhood wardens found a quantity of household waste illegally dumped at Bagger Wood Hill in Hood Green. Subsequent enquiries led to an address on West Street, Darfield, occupied by Jodie Turton.

Turton appeared at Barnsley Magistrates Court on February 22 and pleaded guilty to failing in her duty of care in respect of the lawful disposal of her waste.

The investigation found that that she had not checked for a valid waste carrier’s license from the persons she paid to remove and transport her waste.

She was fined £40 with a £15 victim surcharge and ordered to pay costs in the amount of £516. A total of £571 is to be paid within 28 days.

The matter was prosecuted by the council litigation team with the assistance of the Safer Communities division.

Coun Wendy Cain, Cabinet Spokesperson for Public Health and Communities, said: “Environmental crime and fly-tipping is a blight on our communities and, as we have shown with this case, we will prosecute offenders to the full extent of the law. It is vital that when disposing of your waste, you make sure the waste carrier who you are paying is fully licensed and you check their credentials.

“This case shows the full extent of the consequences you can face if you don’t check for a waste carrier license when disposing of your waste.”