Orpington man must pay nearly £4,000 for fly tipping
PUBLISHED: 11:51 30 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:00 30 March 2016
He was ordered to pay fines and costs at Bromley Magistrates Court
An Orpington man who dumped a van load of rubbish on to a pavement must pay nearly £4,000.
Daniel Morley, of Brow Crescent, was ordered to pay the costs at Bromley Magistrates Court earlier this month.
Officers investigating the rubbish dumped in Homesdale Road traced it to a job undertaken by removals company Move with Morley.
Half a dozen bags, containing a briefcase and an old curtain, among other household items, were found dumped at the scene.
The investigation concluded that the firm had been employed to move household furniture and items for a house removal.
It was these items that were dumped on the pavement of the residential road.
Executive councillor for public protection Kate Lymer said: “We are working with the police to target traders, to make sure that they are properly licensed.
“We all need to be ultra-cautious when disposing of waste, including when gardeners or decorators dispose of waste on our behalf.
“Failure to make the checks could result in your waste being dumped around the corner or in a country lane and not only could this be downright dangerous, it could also result in prosecution.”
Morley must pay fines and costs totalling £3878.
A Bromley council spokesperson said: “Businesses and residents have a duty of care to dispose of their waste responsibly or they could face a substantial fine or court action under the Environment Protection Act 1990.
“Householders should be cautious about giving their garden or building waste to cold callers offering a cheap deal to remove it. By law, waste carriers must pay to dispose waste at a waste transfer station but unauthorised waste carriers may evade these costs by dumping the waste.
“To ensure the business is legitimate, residents are advised to ask to see their waste carriers licence or check online at www.gov.uk/find-registered-waste-carrier before handing over any waste. Anyone choosing to use an unauthorised waste carrier risks a fine of up to £5,000 if the waste is dumped and traced back to the householder.”