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Man fined after waste found in pub car park

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A Gateshead man has been fined £400 for failing to dispose of his waste correctly after his rubbish was found in a pub car park 12 miles from his home.  

Glen Thear of Chopwell in Gateshead was convicted of failing in his duty of care regarding his waste by South Tyneside Magistrates Courts. 

A substantial amount of waste was discovered in the car park of the Crown Public House in Bensham and upon examination it was apparent that it belonged to Mr Thear. He was interviewed by Gateshead Council's enforcement team and admitted that he had asked a friend to dispose of his waste for him.  

He pleaded guilty and was convicted of illegally depositing waste and was fined £120 with £250 costs and a victim surcharge of £30. A total of £400.

Report fly tipping

Anneliese Hutchinson, service director for planning policy, climate change and strategic transport, says:

"Your waste is your responsibility, so you need to be confident that it is going to be disposed of correctly.  

"There are plenty of legitimate businesses who will remove your waste and dispose of it legally and responsibly - including the Council - so really there is no excuse. As well as being illegal, dumping waste on the street is irresponsible and it's grossly unfair on other residents. 

"If you see someone fly tipping, remember - if you report it then we will do all we can to deal with it." 

 

 

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Fly tip Crown pub
04 March 2020

A Gateshead man has been fined £400 for failing to dispose of his waste correctly after his rubbish was found in a pub car park 12 miles from his home.  

Glen Thear of Chopwell in Gateshead was convicted of failing in his duty of care regarding his waste by South Tyneside Magistrates Courts. 

A substantial amount of waste was discovered in the car park of the Crown Public House in Bensham and upon examination it was apparent that it belonged to Mr Thear. He was interviewed by Gateshead Council's enforcement team and admitted that he had asked a friend to dispose of his waste for him.  

He pleaded guilty and was convicted of illegally depositing waste and was fined £120 with £250 costs and a victim surcharge of £30. A total of £400.

Report fly tipping

Anneliese Hutchinson, service director for planning policy, climate change and strategic transport, says:

"Your waste is your responsibility, so you need to be confident that it is going to be disposed of correctly.  

"There are plenty of legitimate businesses who will remove your waste and dispose of it legally and responsibly - including the Council - so really there is no excuse. As well as being illegal, dumping waste on the street is irresponsible and it's grossly unfair on other residents. 

"If you see someone fly tipping, remember - if you report it then we will do all we can to deal with it." 

 

 

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