Successful prosecution for failing to dispose of rubbish properly

Published Friday 15 May 2015 at 11:28

A man has been ordered to pay a total of £496 for failing to dispose of rubbish properly.

Mr Colin Boardman, of Hall Street, 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 £200, 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 £176.

Tony Watson, Head of Environment and Public Protection said,

The vast majority of residents dispose of their rubbish hygienically, and correctly to avoid prosecution and fines, and to help keep their neighbourhoods clean both for themselves, and others.

Those who do not will be named and shamed in the press, whilst we will also work hard with members of the public through the Your Call campaign to keep our community clean.

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