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Fly-Tip Fine For Barnsley Woman

Monday November 19 2012

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.”

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Reply Posted by Alan on Monday November 19 2012 at 10:21
The exact same thing happened to me. I was fined £215 including costs, and told to pay £5 per week. However, I forgot to make 2 payments in a row, and now the debt has been passed to a very aggressive bailiff who is demanding £50 per week, and threatening to force entry to my house to remove goods if we do not pay. This situation is a total nightmare and should never have happened, i have learned the hard way not to trust these people who claim to be 'Environment Agency Registered'... They took payment from me and then dumped the rubbish on a nature reserve. I wish I had just loaded the stuff into my car and taken it to the tip myself.