Yate man fined by magistrates for illegally carrying waste

November 01 2016

A MAN from Yate was ordered to pay a total of £720 in fines and costs after admitting carrying waste without the required documents.

A MAN from Yate was ordered to pay a total of £720 in fines and costs after admitting carrying waste without the required documents.
Police had stopped a flatbed lorry that was loaded with rubbish and being driven along Wedgewood Road in Downend.
The driver and his companion admitted being paid to remove waste but not having the required paperwork in order to do so legally.
At Bristol Magistrates’ Court, Connie Hegarty, 34, of Badminton Road, was fined £120 and told to pay costs of £600 after pleading guilty to not having a waste transfer note or a registered waste carrier’s licence.
Councillor Heather Goddard, chairwoman of South Gloucestershire Council’s environment and community services committee, said: “Hegarty’s vehicle was initially stopped by the police and the evidence was then forwarded on to the council’s environmental protection team.
“This case shows how important it is to have the right documents for carrying waste. Waste crime puts the environment at risk and anyone found to be removing waste illegally will be prosecuted.”
She said anyone transporting waste had to hold a registered waste carriers licence and comply with waste transfer note requirements, with residents urged to only give their rubbish to an Environment Agency-registered waste carrier.
The council also reminded householders than unwanted goods and household or garden waste can be disposed of free at the council’s Sort It centres.