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Lincoln businessman fined over rogue waste removal

A Lincoln businessman was fined £1,126 after he paid two men £70 to take away his shop’s unwanted fittings.

John Spencer owns the Premier Oakwood Store (pictured) in Birchwood. Shortly after the men took the waste away, it was recovered on Hooks Lane near Wellingore.

Council officers found through the waste documentation relating to the Oakwood store.

The court was told by Mr Spencer’s solicitor that he was very sorry he allowed this to happen and that he cooperated fully with the council.

Mr Spencer pleaded guilty to the charge of section 34(1) Environmental Protection Act 1990 for failing to make reasonable checks to ensure that he transferred his commercial waste to an authorised carrier.

North Kesteven Councillor Richard Wright said: “We cannot stress enough how important it is that people check who they are letting take away their belongings for waste disposal.

“What cannot be taken by the district council’s bin lorries should be either taken to local recycling dumps or alternative authorised waste collection services should be sought.”

For more information on fly tipping, or where to remove waste, visit North Kesteven District Council’s website or call 01529 414155.

Source: North Kesteven District Council