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Residents are being reminded to check that people they pay to remove waste are legitimate or they could face court action and huge fines for fly-tipping.

Erewash Borough Council has recently successfully prosecuted three residents for fly-tipping offences after they paid people to dispose of household waste which was then dumped within the borough.

The following prosecutions were all heard at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court:

  • Lee Flinders, 29, of Bunting Close, Ilkeston, was made to pay a total of £1,111.94 after pleading guilty to an offence under the Environmental Protection Act. In April 2020 he paid someone to remove scrap metal and household waste but it was found fly-tipped at Pioneer Meadows in Kirk Hallam. Neighbourhood Wardens carried out an investigation and a prosecution this month heard that Mr Flinders failed to check that the person he paid was a licensed waste carrier. He was ordered to pay a fine of £450, a victim surcharge of £45 and pay the council’s costs of £616.94.

  • Jessica Fox, 24, of Walter Street, Draycott, must pay a total of £267 after fly-tipped waste on Derby Road, Risley in September 2019 was traced back to her. An investigation carried out by the council’s Neighbourhood Wardens found that some of the waste was hers but she could not provide details of the person who she paid to collect it. After being issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice which she failed to pay, Ms Fox pled guilty to the offence and was ordered to pay a fine of £150, a victim surcharge of £32 and the council’s costs of £85.

  • Kasha Thomas, 23, of Hartcliff Close, Oakwood, failed in her duty of care by neglecting to carry out necessary checks on an illegal waste carrier that she found on Facebook. Her rubbish was later discovered on land off Rectory Lane in Breadsall. After admitting the offence she was ordered to pay a fine of £120, a victim surcharge of £34 and the council’s costs of £482.19.

Always ask contractors if they are a registered waste carrier and ask to see their waste carrier licence. Or contact the Environment Agency (opens in a new window) on 03708 506506 and ask for an instant Waste Carrier Validation Check.

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