Fine for Rainham DIY enthusiast after his rubbish was dumped by someone else
A DIY enthusiast has been handed a £500
fine after waste from his building works was fly-tipped by
Mark Dennard, 28, of Russell
Avenue, Rainham, was found guilty by Medway Magistrates of failing
in his duty to dispose of his waste correctly.
While carrying out DIY, Dennard was
approached by two men who offered to clear away and dispose of the
large amount of waste that had accumulated outside his house
following renovation work to the property.
The two men offered to take the
rubbish away for £50, to which Dennard agreed. He did not check
that the men were registered waste carriers.
The waste was later found dumped in
Meresborough Road, Rainham by Medway Council’s environmental
The team found a piece of evidence
in pile of rubbish relating to Dennard and his address. Dennard was
invited for interview on two occasions but he failed to attend.
The case was referred to Medway
Magistrates Court and Dennard pleaded not guilty.
Dennard was found guilty and fined
£500, with £1,210.43 awarded for costs incurred by Medway Council
and £15 victim surcharge.
Cllr Mike O’Brien (pictured right),
who is in charge of community safety, said: “Householders have a
duty to dispose of their waste correctly by ensuring that a
registered waste carrier collects their waste and that correct
documentation is in place at the time of transfer.
"In this case, Mr Dennard trusted
these two men, but he failed to check they had a waste carriers
licence. If he had done this it would have saved him a lot of
“Medway Council will investigate
all incidents of fly tipping and take action against those who
flout the law. For their own protection residents and businesses
are urged to ask waste collectors for a copy of their waste
carriers licence and ask them to leave a transfer note.”
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