Prosecuted for contractor’s fly-tipping

Published Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The owner of a house clearance company has been prosecuted after household items were dumped in several streets by his sub-contractor.

Jeffrey Avery of Avery Associates, Thirsk Road, Mitcham, pleaded guilty to failing in his duty of care at Bromley Magistrates’ Court and was ordered to pay a total of £570. Under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, anyone dealing with waste must keep it safe, make sure it’s dealt with responsibly and only given to businesses authorised to take it. Read more...