A woman from Rotherham who visited Bassetlaw to fly-tip waste has been fined £432 with a further £343 awarded in cost and victim surcharge after she was caught on CCTV.
Nottingham Magistrates Court heard how Kimberly Bulmer of Thurcroft was the registered keeper of a Renault van that was used to fly-tip waste in Costhorpe on 29 June 2019.
The CCTV footage showed an unidentified male removing a wheelbarrow full of waste from the vehicle and depositing it at the site. Ms Bulmer was also present at the fly-tip and the footage also shows her getting out of the van for a short while.
Charges against Ms Bulmer were brought under Section 33(1)(a), 33(5) and 33(6) of Environmental Protection Act 1990, meaning that as the registered keeper of the vehicle she was legally responsible, and could be found guilty of the substantive offence of fly tipping. Ms Bulmer pleaded guilty on the day of the trial and stated that the driver would remove rubbish and then dump the waste.
Councillor Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods said: “Bassetlaw residents will be rightly aggrieved that people are travelling from outside the District to try and make money by illegally fly tipping waste.
“These people don’t care about the environment, the mess they make or even the fact it’s illegal. They are just in it for the cash. With just under £800 to pay in fines and costs I hope they re-evaluate their career choice and realise that fly-tipping doesn’t pay. I’d also like to remind people to always check that if they are paying somebody to collect their rubbish that they have a valid waste carrier’s licence. It’s your rubbish and your responsibility.”
Last Updated on Friday, August 20, 2021