Fly tippers pay out four-figure sum

A PAIR of fly tippers have been fined a combined total of more than £2,000 after dumping rubbish illegally.

Craig Davenport, of Ward Road, Droylsden, shouted: “Send me the bill,” to staff as he left waste at the town’s Ash Road Household Waste Recycling Centre in April.

He wanted to dispose of some garden waste in his trailer but was told by staff that he would need a permit to use the facility.

waste dumped on Bentinck Street in Ashton

After transferring tree branches to his car and going back and forth to the recycling centre, the facility needed to temporarily close while a container was removed.

Mr Davenport was not happy about this and dumped the waste on Ash Road, driving off shouting: “Send me the bill.”

Staff reported the incident to Tameside Council and provided CCTV.

And Tameside Magistrates Court saw him presented with the bill on Thursday, March 9 after he pleaded guilty to fly tipping.

That was a fine of £500, a victim surcharge of £50 and costs of £1,269 – a total of £1,819.

Another resident received a fine when Tameside Council enforcement officers traced a bag of household waste dumped on Bentinck Street in Ashton to Kathryn Chadwick.

Craig Davenport, of Ward Road, Droylsden, shouted: “Send me the bill,” to staff as he left waste at the town’s Ash Road Household Waste Recycling Centre in April

Ms Chadwick, of Dean Street in Ashton, had the opportunity to pay an £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for littering but ignored numerous opportunities, meaning prosecution proceedings were launched.

The defendant denied she deposited the waste herself, but pleaded guilty to failing to uphold household duty of care to dispose of her waste responsibly and was fined £80 and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £200 costs.

Cllr Denise Ward, Tameside Council’s executive member for environmental services, said: “Our enforcement officers work tirelessly to ensure that we can prosecute people who illegally dump or fly tip their waste.

“These actions damage our communities and local landscapes for residents so we have teams investigating fly tipping every day to stamp this out, as part of the Our Streets campaign.”

2 Replies to “Fly tippers pay out four-figure sum”

  1. It probably cost more to catch and prosecute him than the fine was worth ?

    A complete waste of everyone’s time and money.

    Meanwhile anyone who gets out of their car and actually walks around the borough can see for themselves just how little impact this is really having on the problem.

    The road from Grains Bar towards Uppermill still remains a favorite place for people to dump old settees and mattresses, etc off the side of the road and down onto the hillside below, but several other areas much closer to the center of Oldham including Mumps are just as bad.

  2. The problem is the stupid rules used by these recycling centres to stop buisness waste and the effect they have on householders in both cases just causes flytipping cases must of more than doubled since the clampdown judging by the waste on lots of waste ground
    Probably cost more to clean up than what is generated from trade waste income

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