Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2016

Dumped Waste Sees Resident Taken To Court

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 29th, 2016

A Machen resident has been taken to court and fined after fly-tipped waste was discovered on Senghenydd mountain. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Perry Gasson, 51 of Pandy Lane, Machen was taken to court after a Caerphilly County Borough Council investigation, where commercial waste consisting of house refurbishment items such as carpet, toilets, glass, paint tins and garden items were found deposited on the mountain near Senghenydd. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The case was heard at Newport Magistrates Court on Friday 18th March 2016. Mr Gasson attended court and pleaded guilty to the offence of failing to take all reasonable measures to ensure waste was transferred to an authorised person, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He was fined £500, which was reduced because of an early plea and ordered to pay costs of £1,179.36 and a victim surcharge of £15. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Nigel George, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Public Protection said, “Fly-tipping is a serious environmental crime, which has a real detrimental impact on our countryside. Residents are responsible for ensuring their waste is disposed of correctly and legally, and where incidents of fly-tipping are identified, our team will always seek to identify the owner of the deposited waste wherever possible so that further action can be taken”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Offenders of fly-tipping can face fines of up to £50,000 and/or imprisonment. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To report fly-tipping or any other environmental concern in Caerphilly county borough, please call 01443 866 566 or visit our Report an environmental issue section. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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