Waste fine for Gravesend man stopped by police in Strood
driver has been fined £600 for failing to produce a valid
waste carrier’s licence.
Stephens Collin, 60, from Gravesend
was stopped by the Kent Police motorbike team on Anthony’s Way,
Strood, on September 11.
His Ford flatbed truck was loaded
with waste materials including broken brake discs, tyres and white
Officers from Medway Council’s
enforcement team were contacted and asked to attend.
Collins was asked to produce a
valid waste carrier’s licence. Although a licence was produced it
was not in the name of Collins but for another individual.
A call was made to the person named
on the licence where it was revealed that the licence did not cover
Collins because he was not directly employed by the licence
Collins was again asked to provide
a licence in his name, but could not. He was summonsed to court on
January, 15, for the offence of not being a registered waste
Collins did not attend but Medway
Magistrates fined him £600 and ordered him to pay full costs of
£236.50, plus £15 victim surcharge.
Cllr Mike O’Brien, whi is in charge
of community safety, said: “These waste licences are an essential
part of the council’s armoury in dealing with fly-tipping and other
“They are in place for good reason
helping the council to keep tabs on where waste ends up and to take
“Prosecutions like this send out a
strong message that the council will pursue through the courts
those who flout the law and put Medway’s environment at
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