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Caerphilly resident prosecuted for using unlicensed waste carrier

Published in News at 10:00, Thursday September 13th, 2012.

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A Caerphilly resident has been prosecuted by Caerphilly County Borough Council after his household waste was found on a road in Rudry.

Simon Marshall, 30, of Ludlow Street, Caerphilly, was ordered to pay a total of £536.36 for allowing his household waste to be dumped illegally by an unlicensed carrier.

Marshall recently attended Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court and admitted breaching his duty of care as a householder under Section 34 (2A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

He was sentenced to a fine of £265, and was ordered to pay an additional £15 victim surcharge and £256.36 waste removal costs.

Cllr Dave Poole, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s cabinet member for community and leisure services, said: “It is important for residents to understand that we are all responsible for our own waste. If someone offers to remove your household rubbish for you, always check that they are a registered waste carrier. If they dispose of the waste illegally, you as the householder will still be liable and will face prosecution.”

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