Mansfiedld woman fined for household waste offence

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A Mansfield woman has been fined a total of £215.23 for failing to check that the person removing her household waste was a licensed waste carrier.

Emma Brown, of Bentinck Street, was ordered by magistrates to pay a fine of £40, plus legal costs of £100. Mansfield District Council was also awarded £75.23 in compensation for clean up costs.

Ms Brown said that she had paid a man £150 in cash to remove her waste, but had failed to check whether he had a waste carriers licence. She also failed to obtain a receipt.

The rubbish was fly-tipped in an area off Newgate Lane, Mansfield, where Council officers found 25 bags of mixed domestic waste, including details of Ms Brown’s address.

Coun Mick Barton, portfolio holder for public protection at Mansfield District Council, said: “This case demonstrates how every householder has a statutory responsibility to ensure that anyone removing waste from their property is licensed to do so.

“We are determined to use the courts to crack down on fly-tipping. The mess left around Newgate Lane was a complete eyesore and we will not tolerate this behaviour.”