A BARNSLEY man has been tagged and will have to pay over £300 after being prosecuted for fly tipping.

Andrew Hopkinson, 32, of Monsal Street, Thurnscoe, pleaded guilty to section 33 of the Environmental protection Act 1990, after the fly tipping was found at Lowfield Road, Bolton-on-Dearne.

Black bags containing household waste, remains of a wooden shed, cardboard, a wooden door, carpets and a double fridge was found dumped on land without a waste management licence or permit authorising the deposit.

During investigation of the offence, it was found that a resident had organised with Mr Hopkinson through Facebook to collect and remove the waste from their property for a fee of £70.

The person did not get a receipt for the cash paid, but Mr Hopkinson had told them he had a waste carriers licence.

The resident did not check it as they said they were under the impression Mr Hopkinson would take the waste to Highgate Tip, Goldthorpe.

Mr Hopkinson pleaded guilty and the court imposed a tagged curfew for six weeks, plus costs of £250 and victim surcharge of £60.