Pontypool Waste Disposal
A man has been ordered to pay nearly £2, 000 for dumping waste on a Welsh mountain.
Damien Robinson, 29, illegally dumped trade waste at the British mountain near Talywain in October 2015.
He carried out a paint job in Bristol and was paid to remove waste from a bathroom and kitchen renovation despite not having a waste carrier’s license.
Robinson, of Trevethin, claims to have subcontracted out the waste disposal to a third party and to have “turned a blind eye” to where it went.
He was prosecuted for knowingly permitting the deposit of controlled waste, failing to secure that the transfer of the waste was only to an authorised person and failing to provide a written description of the waste.
Robinson plead guilty to two offenses at Cwmbran Magistrate’s Court last week and was fined a total of £1, 784 - £280 for each offense, £1, 196 for costs to the council and a £28 victim surcharge.
Richard Marshall, senior environmental health officer at Torfaen council, said: “Around two thirds of all illegally dumped waste in Wales comes from residential households, and householders have a legal responsibility to ensure that their waste is disposed of properly.
“The householder Mr Robinson was working for paid him in good faith to remove the waste which was then dumped illegally. Fortunately in this case the right person was prosecuted, but householders should always check that traders are registered to remove waste or they could be hit with a huge fine.”
'Fly tipping is a serious environmental crime'
Councillor Gwyneria Clark, Torfaen council’s executive member for planning and public protection, said: “Fly tipping is a serious environmental crime which costs the tax payer thousands of pounds to clear up every year.
“The British mountain has traditionally been a fly tipping hotspot and we are working in partnership with colleagues in Blaenau Gwent to increase officer patrols and surveillance in this area.
“Now that much of the site is to return to public ownership we have a real opportunity to create a cleaner, greener environment for residents and visitors to enjoy, and I would urge anyone who witnesses fly tipping to report it confidentially to the council.”how to start a craft business uk christmas plant how to get more instagram followers for business avanti communication what is ecommerce business covid deaths by population worldwide christmas pics highland pony society the magpie society how much do business managers earn casbury worldwide hide womens christmas jumpers security lights outdoor vegan society vitamins stylish womens steel toe shoes stylish extractor fans worldwide cadbury hide coworking map how to thank a client for their business skipton building society lisa list barriers to effective communication how to build a facebook business page communication styles in the workplace tips on how to start a business coworking costa rica solar p1 worldwide pod arab horse society aldi outdoor furniture coworking space daily how to gain followers on instagram business why coworking spaces betting christmas dinner outdoor bean bag plan international uk outdoor bars london bridge we live in a society meme stylish garden accessories nationwide building society roll number how to promote business how to start a n online business as a kid coworking montpellier worldwide covid vaccination rates malta coworking london christmas market what is production in business