Warning over waste ‘firms’

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A MAN and a woman who used unlicensed waste carriers to dispose of their rubbish have been fined for breaching the Environmental Protection Act.

Stephen Siddall, aged 33, of Bramham Croft, Wombwell, Barnsley, admitted not transferring his waste to an authorised person after a member of the public spotted an old bathroom suite and tiles being dumped on private land in Grimethorpe last November.

Investigators from Barnsley Council tracked down Sidall, who admitted the waste had come from a bathroom installation job.

He claimed he’d asked two men in a flat bed truck to remove it for him.

He was slapped with a bill for £605.75.

Gemma Roberts, 30, of Sicey Avenue, Shiregreen, admitted the same offence after Barnsley Council heard waste was dumped on land at Black Lane, Hoyland.

Council officers found more than a ton of furniture, household waste, doors, window frames, cardboard and plastic.

Roberts admitted paying a man in a flatbed truck £100 to dispose of the waste on her behalf after she redecorated her house.

She confirmed she did not check he was authorised to carry waste.

Roberts was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay council costs of £378.50.

Coun Roy Miller, from Barnsley Council said: “This sends out a clear message to the public and businesses alike to beware when paying men in flatbed trucks to take waste away.

“If your waste has been fly-tipped you can be held responsible for it and could find yourself in court with a large fine.”