Fly tipper fined

August 03 2015

A REDLAND man has been fined £250 after admitting fly tipping household waste in Yate.

A REDLAND man has been fined £250 after admitting fly tipping household waste in Yate.

Roberto Cuenca, of Coldharbour Road, appeared before Northavon Magistrates’ Court on July 3.

He pleaded guilty to fly tipping, not having a waste carrier’s licence and waste transfer note, and was fined £250 with £500 costs, plus a victim surcharge of £74.

The court heard how a Yate resident needed to dispose of excess household waste, and after searching the internet, came across a company called 'The man with a van Bristol'.

The resident called the number advertised and spoke with Cuenca, who agreed to visit their home later that day and remove their waste for £20.

The following morning, a local farm owner discovered a large fly tip in a field near to Badminton Road.

The fly tipping was traced back to Cuenca after documentation relating to the Yate resident was discovered among the waste.

On March 13, Cuenca voluntarily attended the council’s offices where he was interviewed under caution. He declined legal advice and admitted that he did not have a registered waste carriers licence.

Cuenca accepted that the fly tipped waste at Farm Lane was the waste he had been paid £20 to remove.

Residents are advised to only give their rubbish to an Environment Agency registered waste carrier or they could be held liable if waste is subsequently fly tipped.

The council recommends requesting a copy of the company’s waste carrier registration certificate and ask where the waste is being taken.

Residents who witness fly tipping are encouraged to report it by visiting: www.bristol.gov.uk/forms/fly-tipping