Solihull man handed fine for flytipping - The Solihull Observer

Solihull man handed fine for flytipping

Solihull Editorial 27th Mar, 2024   0

A MARSTON Green man has been fined for fly-tipping in Staffordshire.

Adam Hamilton pleaded guilty to three offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Cannock Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that the 36-year-old fly-tipped the household waste at Barkers Lane in Swinfen in August 2023.

The waste was left blocking the road and included a bed, mattress, pushchair, rocking chair and cardboard.

Environmental health officers from Lichfield District Council traced the waste to an address in Rugeley, and it transpired that the occupier had paid Hamilton £190 to collect and dispose of the waste.

The magistrates ordered Hamilton, of Elford Grove, to pay a fine, victim surcharge and costs totalling £2,621.30.

A spokesperson for Lichfield District Council said: “Hamilton showed complete disregard for the environment and is now paying the price.

“Local people need to be careful who they give their waste to check that they are a registered waste carrier, ask where the waste will be taken to, and record their name, contact details and the vehicle that they use.

“Residents may not be aware that they could face prosecution if the council’s environmental health officers visit and they are not in possession of the details.”

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