Big fines following three fly-tipping incidents

Three people separately appeared before Derby Magistrates on 22 March 2021 and were issued with fines for unlawful waste disposal in Amber Valley, totalling over £2,500.

Wayne Godfrey of Huntingdon Green, Derby, was charged with failing in his duty of care to dispose of waste by lawful means, contrary to Section 34 of the Environment Protection Act. He was given a Fixed Penalty Notice to discharge his liability but failed to pay this. He was fined £250 and ordered to pay a Victim Surcharge of £30 and costs of £535.

Michelle Gregory of Harold Avenue, Langley Mill, was charged with the same offence and was sentenced to a £120 fine, Victim Surcharge of £32 and costs of £450.

Shahid Iqbal, as an occupier of business premises, was also charged with the same offence after waste from his business was found in black bags in Bridge Street Car Park in Belper. He did not offer an explanation to the court and was fined £500 and ordered to pay a Victim Surcharge of £50 and costs of £353.

Residents are reminded that they are responsible for disposing of their waste lawfully and should be wary about who they pay to get rid of it. They should always check that the person or company has a valid waste carrier’s licence and obtain a receipt showing the carrier’s details.

The council’s website details the correct ways to dispose of waste at www.ambervalley.gov.uk/rubbish-waste-and-recycling.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 570222 or email enquiry@ambervalley.gov.uk