Ilford man fined £200 after hiring 'man with a van' who illegally dumped rubbish in Barking
PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 October 2019
An Ilford man has been fined after hiring a "man with a van" to take away rubbish later found illegally dumped in a Barking street.
The individual paid £200 without checking if he was using a registered waste carrier and did not receive a receipt for the transaction.
Two days later when enforcement officers from Barking and Dagenham Council investigated a pile of rubbish that turned up in River Road they discovered paperwork containing the man's details.
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Officers visited a Redbridge address, where the man admitted he had no receipt. He was fined for failing to show a duty of care under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Cllr Margaret Mullane, cabinet member for enforcement, said: "If you illegally dump in our borough, we will use all our powers to find you and fine you.
"Although a 'man with a van' might seem a cheap option, the reality is it could end up landing you with a criminal record."
The man can be named if he doesn't pay and is taken to court.
The council recovered more than £230,000 in grime crime fines last year.