Dumped waste leads to fine for gardener

March 29 2015

A MAN has been ordered to pay more than £700 in fines and costs after an old shed and household waste was dumped in Westerleigh.

Dumbed waste

A MAN has been ordered to pay more than £700 in fines and costs after an old shed and household waste was dumped in Westerleigh.
James Buckley, 23, had denied fly tipping and was cleared of the offence but was convicted of failing to have a waste carriers licence and not providing a waste transfer note.
Such requirements are designed to ensure an audit trail of waste from producer to final disposal to help prevent fly tipping.
Buckley, of Whiteladies Road, Redland, Bristol, was fined £220, with £500 costs, by North Avon magistrates in Yate as a result of an investigation by South Gloucestershire Council’s enviro-crime team.
Magistrates heard that in October 2013, a farmer found a substantial amount of rubbish tipped in one of his fields next to Nibley Lane.
There was evidence linked to an address in Filton, leading to Buckley, who traded as JB Landscaping, being traced.
The householders had employed the company to carry out jobs such as grass cutting and hedge trimming but on one occasion the man who did the work offered to take away the dilapidated shed and its contents for £160.
Buckley said he had removed the waste with another person but claimed he then paid £5 to another man to take the material away.
However, he could not provide a name or telephone number for the man or a registration number for his vehicle.
* JB Landscaping is not connected to JB Landscapes of Drummond Road, Fishponds.