A Rickmansworth business is one of several to have been prosecuted by Three Rivers District Council recently after failing dispose of waste correctly.
At St Albans Magistrates’ Court, Nazmi Muceku, who runs Mill End Motor Company in Rickmansworth, pleaded guilty to failing to supply waste transfer notes. Muceku was ordered to pay fines and costs of £563.
Leila El Adchi appeared at St Albans Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that transfer of her household waste was only to an authorised person for authorised transport purposes.
Council street cleansing staff had found on several different occasions that black bin bags of household waste had been deposited on pavements. She was sentenced to a conditional discharge for 12 months and costs of £300.
Mr Sergio Rodrigues, director of DS Coyote Courier Ltd in Harrow, pleaded guilty at St Albans Magistrates’ Court to “failing in duty of care as a person who acted as a broker in the disposal of controlled waste”. He was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £1,475.
Waste from Hannah Rose Interiors was found dumped at North Hill, Chorleywood. DS Coyote Courier acted as a broker of waste by sending two men whom he had never met to unpack furniture and dispose of packaging. Coyote Courier did not check if these people had a waste carriers licence but agreed that they would deal with waste.
The law states you act as a broker of waste if you arrange the recovery or disposal of waste on behalf of others and this is whether or not you yourself take physical possession of the waste. If you are working as a broker of waste you must be registered as such and take care that your contractors do not commit offences.
Cllr Phil Brading, lead member for public services, said: “Three Rivers District Council would like to remind all residents and businesses to dispose of waste correctly.
“March saw the launch of a county-wide initiative to tackle fly-tipping which was put together by the Hertfordshire Fly-Tipping Group. Follow the S.C.R.A.P (Suspect, Check, Refuse, Ask, Paperwork) if you need waste removed to ensure you are using a licensed person.”
For further information, visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/flytipping