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Skip company owner caught fly-tipping in Chalfonts

 Published on: 25th June 2019   |   By: Court Reporter   |   Category: Uncategorized

A skip owner has been fined after a large amount of waste that was in his case found was found fly tipped in Chalfont St Peter.

James Webb appeared at Wycombe Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to two offences of failing in his duty of care for waste.

The court heard that a large deposit of waste had been found in a field off the A413 at Chalfont St Peter and another was found completely blocking Froggy Lane in Iver. 

The two incidents were discovered by different waste enforcement officers and were investigated separately. Evidence of origin was found in both deposits. On investigation, it was found that both sites had used the services of Webb Skips – the trading name of James Webb – to carry away their waste.

Mr Webb was interviewed in October 2018 and told investigators that, as his lorry was out of service, he subcontracted the two jobs to another person. He said that he believed the man who he had hired was a registered waste carrier – but admitted that he had not carried out any checks to verify this, which meant he had failed in his duty of care to dispose of the waste properly.

The Magistrates fined Mr Webb £211 for each incident and ordered him to pay prosecution costs of £600 and a surcharge of £30 – making a total to pay of £1,052. They ordered that £50 should be paid on the day and then £50 per month.

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