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Melton residents urged to ensure their waste is disposed of properly

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A Melton resident has been prosecuted after their household waste was dumped in the Melton Borough.

The resident had paid to have the rubbish removed however it was later discovered by a local farmer on his land.

Cllr Joe Orson, Leader of the Council, said “It is imperative that residents ensure their waste is being disposed of correctly. We want to ensure our local environment is protected. As part of this, incorrect waste disposal that harms our natural, rural environment is a matter we take very seriously and enforcement action will be taken.

“We want to remind residents that disposal of their waste is their own responsibility. If residents are unable to dispose of their waste themselves, they should only use services provided by a registered waste carrier to ensure it is disposed of in the correct manner.  Using an unregistered waste carrier increases the likelihood of the waste being fly-tipped, as happened in this case and householders are still accountable.” 

On 3 May 2020, the local farmer found and removed the waste in question, before reporting the incident to Melton Borough Council’s Environmental Enforcement Officer. Material identifying where the waste had originated from was found and the resident was contacted by the officer.

Mica Krotochwil attended Leicester Magistrates Court on 30 November, pleading guilty to the offence of failing to make the relevant checks to ensure their waste was removed by a registered waste carrier, a matter that breeches the householder’s duty of care.

Ms Krotochwil was fined a total of £134 including clear up cost and a victim surcharge.

To find out more about waste disposal and registered waste carriers please visit our Waste webpages.

 

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For more information please contact:

Communications@melton.gov.uk

14 December 2020
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