Suffolk Coastal is reminding householders of their duty of care towards their waste after a Rushmere man was this week found guilty of a waste offence.
Mr Roger Adams, of Fellbrigg Avenue, Rushmere St Andrew, appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court on Tuesday 1st March.
He pleaded guilty to an offence of failing to fulfil his duty of care towards household waste, contrary to Section 34(2A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in December 2014 from his address at the time.
The case was brought to court after ten sacks of fly-tipped waste found on land at Bealings Lane in Hasketon were found to contain post addressed to Mr Adams’ home at the time.
When interviewed at his home by Council Officers, Mr Adams stated that he had allowed an unknown person to remove the ten sacks of unsorted, general household house that had accumulated in his front garden, and admitted failing to ask what was going to happen to the waste, failing to take any basic details of the identity of the person, and failing to check that the person was an authorised waste carrier.
Mr Adams had previously been contacted by the Council over concerns about the accumulation of waste in his front garden, and had been offered advice about the correct disposal of the waste.
Mr Adams pleaded guilty and was fined £100. He was also ordered to pay a Victim Surcharge of £20 and contribute £75 towards the Council’s costs.
If you see someone fly-tipping in the district, please report it in confidence online www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/yourhome/waste/fly-tipping or by calling Suffolk Coastal on 01394 444000 or email email@example.com.