Flytipping costs man £700

February 26 2020

A MAN has been ordered to pay more than £700 after a toilet, plasterboard and several bags of rubbish were found dumped in a lane.
The waste was traced back to Ashley Wise by South Gloucestershire Council’s environmental protection team after it was found in Cattybrook Road North, Shortwood, last summer.
The council had to send a team to clear the rubbish and officers found evidence linking it to the 29 year old’s home address in Crome Road, Lockleaze. They visited his house and left a contact card after getting no reply. Wise then called the council, claiming that about a week earlier, two men with a van had ‘cold called’ at his address, having spotted the waste in his front garden. He admitted the waste was his and said he had agreed a price of £50 with the men to get rid of it.
But Wise was unable to provide any details of the men, their van, a phone number or a receipt for the waste removal.
Appearing at Bristol Magistrates Court in January, Wise pleaded guilty to failing in his duty of care for the secure transfer of household waste and was fined £100, along with £574 in costs and a victim surcharge of £30.