Failure to dispose of rubbish properly leads to prosecution

Published Friday 15 May 2015 at 14:09

A woman has been ordered to pay a total of £365 for failing to dispose of rubbish properly Mrs Shugufta Patel, of Wensley Road, Blackburn was served a notice under section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, which required the removal and disposal of the waste which was found close to the rear of a properly, in a legal manner. This was not complied with.

The case was heard at Blackburn Magistrates, and the defendant failed to attend at Court, with the matter proved in their absence. The Defendant was fined £100, with a victim surcharge of £20. The defendants were also required to pay £100 costs to the council and compensation for the clearance of waste of £145.

Tony Watson, Head of Environment and Public Protection said:

Ensuring that those who do not dispose of their rubbish in the proper manner are prosecuted, named and shamed in the press, sends out a clear message that if you act in an irresponsible and unhygienic way such as in this case, you will be punished.

This is a considerable amount of money for not putting household waste in the bins provided and putting them out on collection day.

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