More residents prosecuted for waste offences

Published Tuesday 10 August 2021 at 12:15

Two more residents in Blackburn with Darwen have been prosecuted for waste offences.

Martin Gerald McDonagh, 51, of Queen Victoria Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure his household waste was transferred to an authorised person. He was fined £80 plus £32 victim surcharge.

Amanda Bull, 33, of Northumberland Close, Darwen, pleaded guilty to abandoning household waste in the back alley adjacent to Almond Street and Belgrave Road in Darwen in January this year.  She was fined £200, plus £100 costs and £34 victim surcharge.

Both cases were held at Blackburn Magistrates Court on 3 August 2021.

Cllr Jim Smith, Executive Member for Environment at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council said:

As these prosecutions and other recent prosecutions show, we will continue to find and prosecute waste offenders in Blackburn with Darwen.  In both of these cases, waste was dumped and left for other people to clean up.  We want to make it very clear that the Council will not tolerate fly tippers blighting our communities with waste and that offences like these are taken very seriously. If you know of a waste crime that has taken place, you can report it anonymously to our Environmental Waste Crime team for investigation.

You can report a waste crime on the Council’s website.

If you have waste at your home that needs removing, you can book a bulky waste collection on the Council’s website with prices starting from £7.50.  You can also take your waste to one of the Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres which are open over a 7-day period in Blackburn and Darwen.

If you are struggling with a build up of waste at your property and need help and advice, please contact our Cleansing team: email or call 01254 585585.

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