Three Rivers clamps down and prosecutes offenders
19th March 2018
Three Rivers District Council continues clamping down on businesses and residents who do not dispose their waste correctly. On 31 January 2018 at St Albans Magistrates Court, the operator of Mill End Motor Company in Rickmansworth, pleaded guilty to failing to supply waste transfer notes. He was ordered to pay fines and costs of £563.
On 21 February 2018, a resident appeared at St Albans Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that transfer of her household waste was only to an authorised person for authorised transport purposes. Council street cleansing staff had found, on several different occasions that black bin bags of household waste had been deposited on pavements. She was sentenced to a conditional discharge for 12 months and costs of £300.
A Director of DS Coyote Courier Ltd, pleaded guilty on 21 February 2018 at St Albans Magistrates to ‘failing in duty of care as a person who acted as a broker in the disposal of controlled waste.’ He was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £1475.
Waste from Hannah Rose Interiors was found dumped at North Hill, Chorleywood, within Three Rivers. DS Coyote Courier acted as a broker of waste by sending two men whom he had never met to unpack furniture and dispose of packaging. Coyote Courier did not check if these people had a waste carriers licence but agreed that they would deal with waste. The law states you act as a broker of waste if you arrange the recovery or disposal of waste on behalf of others and this is whether or not you yourself take physical possession of the waste. If you are working as a broker of waste you must be registered as such and take care that your contractors do not commit offences.
Cllr Phil Brading, Lead Member for Public Services, said: “Three Rivers District Council would like to remind all residents and businesses to dispose of waste correctly. March 2018 sees the launch of a county-wide initiative to tackle fly tipping which has been put together by the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group. Follow the S.C.R.A.P if you need waste removed to ensure you are using a licensed person.”
For further information, visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/flytipping