A MAN who paid an unlicensed company to dispose of his waste has been ordered to pay a total of £420 - after they fly-tipped it 200 yards up the road.

Ryan Andrew Catton, 28, of Tinglebridge Lane, Hemingfield, paid a company to dispose of bags and boxes of household waste in July this year.

However, the waste was found fly-tipped just 200 yards from his property.

He appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court on December 15 after a warrant was issued following his failure to attend court on a previous date.

He was fined £150 plus costs of £250 and a £20 victim surcharge.

Coun Roy Miller, cabinet spokesperson for place, said: "The fact that a warrant was issued shows the seriousness of this case - I hope this acts as a warning to others.

"It's a criminal offence to give your waste away to someone without making reasonable checks to ensure they're 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."