Barnsley man fined after unlicensed firm fly-tip his rubbish

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A man who paid an unlicensed company to dispose of his rubbish has been fined after the firm dumped it just 200 yards from his property.

Ryan Andrew Catton, 28, of Tinglebridge Lane, Hemingfield, near Barnsley paid a company to dispose of bags and boxes of household waste in July this year.

The waste was found fly-tipped just 200 yards from his property. Catton appeared at Barnsley Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to an offence contrary to Section 34(2A) and 34(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

He was fined £150 plus costs of £270. Coun Roy Miller, from Barnsley Council, said: “I hope this acts as a warning to others. It is a criminal offence to give your waste away to someone without making reasonable checks to ensure they are authorised to take it away.”