Man with a van fined for flytipping household waste in Yate

August 01 2015

A MAN from Bristol was fined a total of £250 after admitting dumping waste in a field in Yate.


A MAN from Bristol was fined a total of £250 after admitting dumping waste in a field in Yate.
Roberto Cuenca was paid £20 by a town householder to dispose of the rubbish as it wouldn’t all fit into the resident’s own vehicle to be taken to the nearby Sort It! recycling centre.
North Avon Magistrates Court was told the resident found a company called The Man with a Van Bristol through the internet and spoke to Cuenca, who later arrived to remove the waste.
He provided a business card and drove away but the next morning a large amount of flytipped rubbish was found in a field near Badminton Road that was owned by Says Court Farm.
Documents relating to the Yate resident were discovered among the waste and environmental protection officers from South Gloucestershire Council visited the householder, who identified the tipped material as rubbish taken away by Cuenca.
At the court, Cuenca, 31, of Coldharbour Road, Redland, pleaded guilty to fly tipping, not having a waste carrier’s licence and having no waste transfer note. As well as the fine, he was also ordered to pay £500 in costs and a victim surcharge of £74.
Councillor Heather Goddard, chairwoman of the council’s communities committee, said: “This latest prosecution serves as another reminder that if anyone is involved in the illegal dumping of waste, they will be prosecuted.
“Residents are advised to only give their rubbish to an Environment Agency-registered waste carrier or they could be held liable if waste is subsequently flytipped.”
Unwanted goods, household and garden waste can be disposed for free at the council’s Sort It! centres.
Meanwhile, anyone who wants to report illegal flytipping should email or phone 01454 868000.