Magistrates have handed the owner of a Mansfield tattoo parlour a hefty fine for dumping 'controlled waste'.
Premyslaw Mazurek, 40, of Bridge Street, Mansfield, on Wednesday March 23, admitted one charge of failing in his duty of care under Section 34 Environmental Protection Act 1990, and is ordered to pay costs and fines of £1,108 for a trade waste offence.
The offence was in connection with controlled waste found in Hermitage Lane, Mansfield, by a Mansfield District Council Neighbourhood Warden on 3 August 2015.
Mansfield District Council said controlled waste from the found behind one of the units in hermitage lane which had not been disposed of properly. A deposit found at the rear GS Prince on Hermitage Lane was investigated by a neighbourhood warden in August and the owner of Black Anchor Tattoo shop could not explain how the waste got there and confirmed that he did not have a trade waste contract in place.
As well a fine of £600, he was also ordered to pay legal costs of £285, community safety costs of £163.43 and a victim surcharge of £60, said the Council.
Portfolio Holder for Public Protection Cllr Mick Barton said: "All businesses must be signed up to a proper trade waste service and this is something the council does regularly check up on.
"Anyone found without a contract in place is likely to face a prosecution. The council does offer a good trade waste service which has a variety of options suitable for all sizes of business."
Businesses can find out more about the council's trade waste service by emailing email@example.com or phoning 01623 463092. There also information on the council’s website at www.mansfield.gov.uk/tradewaste