Company director fined after rubbish dumped in street

Fly tipped tyres

The director of a waste collection company who sub-contracted a friend to dispose of a load of tyres has been fined after they turned up fly-tipped in Pelaw.

Ambrose Fletcher, also known as Sean Cairns, of St Phillips Park, Bishop Auckland, is a director of A Fletcher Recycling Ltd. which offers waste removal services to customers in South Durham.

Mr. Fletcher asked a friend to dispose of a large number of old tyres and building rubble for him, but failed to ensure that his friend was intending to dispose of them correctly. The tyres and rubble were later found fly-tipped in Joel Terrace in Pelaw, Gateshead.

Local residents complained to Gateshead Council and the Council's Enforcement Team began an investigation.

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Mr. Fletcher was identified as the source of the dumped tyres and was twice invited to Gateshead Civic Centre to discuss the matter, but he failed to attend on both occasions which left the Council with no alternative but to prosecute. The rubbish which eventually removed by Council workers at Council Tax payers' expense.

Mr Fletcher was summonsed to appear at Gateshead Magistrates Court this week (December 4, 2018) where he pleaded guilty to failing in his duty of care with regards to the waste. Magistrates fined him £306.00 and ordered him to pay £400.00 costs with a £30.00 victim surcharge.

Mr Fletcher declined to identify the friend who had dumped the rubble and tyres in Pelaw.

Anneliese Hutchinson, service director for Development, Transport and Public Protection, says: "Legally, everyone has a duty of care over their rubbish, even if you think someone else is dealing with it.

"Not knowing what someone else has done with your rubbish is no defence."

05 December 2018

The director of a waste collection company who sub-contracted a friend to dispose of a load of tyres has been fined after they turned up fly-tipped in Pelaw.

Ambrose Fletcher, also known as Sean Cairns, of St Phillips Park, Bishop Auckland, is a director of A Fletcher Recycling Ltd. which offers waste removal services to customers in South Durham.

Mr. Fletcher asked a friend to dispose of a large number of old tyres and building rubble for him, but failed to ensure that his friend was intending to dispose of them correctly. The tyres and rubble were later found fly-tipped in Joel Terrace in Pelaw, Gateshead.

Local residents complained to Gateshead Council and the Council's Enforcement Team began an investigation.

Report fly-tipping here

 

Mr. Fletcher was identified as the source of the dumped tyres and was twice invited to Gateshead Civic Centre to discuss the matter, but he failed to attend on both occasions which left the Council with no alternative but to prosecute. The rubbish which eventually removed by Council workers at Council Tax payers' expense.

Mr Fletcher was summonsed to appear at Gateshead Magistrates Court this week (December 4, 2018) where he pleaded guilty to failing in his duty of care with regards to the waste. Magistrates fined him £306.00 and ordered him to pay £400.00 costs with a £30.00 victim surcharge.

Mr Fletcher declined to identify the friend who had dumped the rubble and tyres in Pelaw.

Anneliese Hutchinson, service director for Development, Transport and Public Protection, says: "Legally, everyone has a duty of care over their rubbish, even if you think someone else is dealing with it.

"Not knowing what someone else has done with your rubbish is no defence."

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