Tradesmen Learns A Costly Lesson

Tradesmen Learns A Costly Lesson
Here is a cautionary tale about a tradesmen who tried to save money by choosing an unregulated waste carrier. If you do not follow the waste duty of care than you are taking a risk – is it really worth it just to save a few pounds?

Tradesmen Learns Costly Lesson

A tradesman employed by a householder to dispose of waste following a house renovation passed it onto someone to get rid of it. The waste was fly-tipped. The tradesman did not dispose of the material responsibly. As a result, he was fined over £5000. Fly-tipping is illegal and can harm the environment.

What is the penalty for fly-tipping?

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence, and you can be fined up to £50,000 at a Magistrates Court and get up to 6 months in prison for every offence. At a Crown Court, fines are unlimited with the maximum imprisonment term being five years.

What can I do about it?

If you employ someone to take your waste away, you have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to ensure the waste is managed legally throughout its journey to disposal.

You can do this by:

  • checking the person who takes the waste is authorised.
  • Requesting evidence that your waste has arrived at the intended destination and that it has been accurately described.
  • Obtain a receipt with full details of the person who is taking the waste away
  • Note down the registration number of the vehicle that is used to transport the waste.

Martland’s Waste Management Burscough

You are responsible to check how the business you choose deals with your waste. Don’t risk using an unlicensed waste carrier or you could face a fine if your waste ends up fly tipped. Martlands Waste Management is a licensed waste carrier servicing the Burscough area with skip hire and waste removal services. Don’t take a risk with waste removal: call us today on one of our regional numbers below:-

Wigan Skip Hire 01942 417456
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Skelmersdale Skip Hire 0151 909 6399
Penwortham Skip Hire 01772 364399
Formby Skip Hire 0151 909 6399


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