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Haverhill landlord fined after waste is fly-tipped




The pile of fly-tipped waste. This is not the waste found at Hanchett Hall
The pile of fly-tipped waste. This is not the waste found at Hanchett Hall

Halil Ibrahim Tuga, appeared before Bury St Edmunds magistrates last Thursday (22) when he admitted two charges relating to breaches of care in the disposal of controlled waste.

Halil Ibrahim Tuga, appeared before Bury St Edmunds magistrates last Thursday (22) when he admitted two charges relating to breaches of care in the disposal of controlled waste.

The offences occurred between April 30 and May 4 at a property Tuga was renovating in Camps Road.

Tuga, of Cranleigh Court, Silver Street, London, is not charged with the fly tipping but failed in his duty of care to prevent his waste being disposed of without an Environmental Permit and to ensure that he completed a transfer note for a licensed carrier of controlled waste to take away the rubbish.

An enforcement officer at St Edmundsbury Council was contacted on May 5 to say rubbish including a large pile of red bricks, broken sheets of plasterboard, breeze blocks and a green plastic crate containing cables and wood, had been dumped at Hanchett Hall .

Paperwork found in the rubbish linked the waste to a commercial property at 6 Camps Road.

The officer was then able to track down the building owner and interview him.

Tuga said he had been working on the property during which someone offered to take the waste metal.

Tuga agreed he could, providing he took away the other waste as well.

He said no money or paperwork was exchanged.

Tuga admitted he was unaware there was a requirement for him to use a licensed waste carrier to take the items away but said he had subsequently been to the site and cleared away the rubbish himself and apologised to the landowner.

The court ordered Tuga to pay costs of £637.50, £500 in fines, a £180 court charge and £30 victim surcharge.

Cllr Peter Stevens, St Edmundsbury Council cabinet member for operations said: “Fly tipping is a serious offence which not only impacts on the environment but also costs the local community.

“In England, in 2013/14 there were 852,000 incidents of fly tipping which cost local authorities £45.2 million to clear.

“In St Edmundsbury in 2014/15 there were 227 record incidents of fly tipping costing £29,000 to clear up.

“This is dirty, disgusting and where we can gather sufficient evidence we will prosecute. Fly tippers be warned.”



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