Businessman fined £1,000 for allowing fly-tipping
A Lincoln businessman has been fined more than £1,000 in Lincoln Magistrates’ Court after admitting to fly-tipping offences.
The 34-year-old owner of Lithuanian Motors in Lincoln was prosecuted by North Kesteven District Council who had carried out an investigation after finding fly-tipped commercial waste on rural land in Somerton Gate Lane, Waddington.
Tyres and other commercial waste from Lithuanian Motors had been dumped in Somerton Gate Lane and environmental officers from the council were able to trace the waste back to the business owner, who told Lincoln Magistrates’ Court that he had transferred his waste to an unknown scrap metal collector.
Mr Rybnikovas usually disposes of his commercial waste with a licensed waste carrier but when the scrap metal collector offered to take his business waste away, along with any scrap metal, the businessman agreed. Unfortunately, no paperwork passed between the two men and the scrap metal collector was an unlicensed waste carrier who later fly-tipped the waste.
The business owner was prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act for waste offences, including failure to procure a waste transfer notice, allowing an unlicensed waste carrier to handle his waste, and allowing fly-tipping.
He apologized in court and was ordered to pay a £480 fine, costs of £769.77, and a victim surcharge of £24.
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