Fly Tipping - Beware of Rogue Waste Carriers
26th September 2018
On Wednesday 19 September 2018 at St Albans Magistrates Court, Curtis Sexton from Staines Upon Thames pleaded guilty to failing, as a dealer in waste, to prevent the fly tipping from a house clearance.
A lorry load of household waste including mattresses and furniture and paperwork was found tipped in Old Uxbridge Road the morning after Mr Sexton, and another man cleared the house in Harefield.
Mr Sexton claimed in court that it was a colleague who dumped the waste after the two men fell out over wages. He advertised himself as a waste carrier and was trusted by the house owner to dispose of the waste at a proper centre. Mr Sexton said in court that he was currently in receipt of benefits and had limited means. He was ordered to pay fines, clear up and legal costs totalling £1,492.
Cllr Sara Bedford, Leader of the Council said: "It is important that people know their Duty of Care when it comes to responsible waste disposal. It is important to dispose of unwanted items properly, by taking them to their nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre, arranging for them to be collected by the Council or use a properly licenced waste management contractor and make sure you check their licence details first."
The Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group is working together to combat fly tipping and reminds all residents to ensure that they dispose of waste responsibly. For more information visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/flytipping.
If you see any fly tipping incidents, please report them to Three Rivers District Council.