Company fined for fly tipped time

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A Retford based company had been fined £500 for a Duty of Care waste offence after hundreds of plastic clock faces were fly tipped at Old London Road in Morton and at Red Lane in Carlton in Lindrick.

Protime Clocks operating on the Hallcroft Industrial Estate in Retford were prosecuted by Bassetlaw District Council under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 after documentation was found amongst the fly tipping, linking the waste back to the company.

Whilst there is no suggestion that the company were aware the clock faces were to be fly tipped, they failed to ensure that their waste was removed by an authorised waste carrier and they failed to get proper documentation, which in this case, would have been a waste transfer note.

The company pleaded guilty at Mansfield Magistrates Court on 28th September 2017 and was fined £500 plus £209 costs and £50 victim surcharge, all payable in 21 days.

Councillor Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council said:

“It is an offence to pass waste to an unlicensed waste carrier. The law is quite clear that individuals and companies have a responsibility to ensure that if they get somebody to remove and dispose of waste for them, they are licensed to do so. Always ask to see a waste carriers licence and make sure that you get a proper waste transfer note for your rubbish. Failure to do so can mean you end up paying twice, and the fines and costs will be much more than was paid to dispose of the waste in the first place.” 

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Published: Friday 13 October 2017