A Haverhill resident’s rubbish ended up being dumped at the roadside when they paid an un-registered waste carrier to dispose of it.
On Thursday, May 28, Lewis Lewis, 34, and Karen Lewis, 33, both of High Street, Great Abingdon, appeared at Cambridge Magistrates Court.
They both pleaded guilty to fly tipping and not being a registered waste carrier.
A report was received from a member of the public regarding the discovery of domestic waste found in Stonebridge Lane, Fulbourn, with evidence recovered related to a resident in Haverhill. Mr and Mrs Lewis had replied to a Facebook request by the resident in Haverhill to remove domestic waste for a fee of £35, but they then dumped it in Stonebridge Lane, Fulbourn. The pair was formally interviewed and admitted fly tipping the waste.
The Magistrates ordered that they both carry out a 12 month Community Order and do 120 hours of unpaid work each. They were also ordered to pay council costs of £315 each and victim surcharge of £60 each.
Cllr Mick Martin, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member for environmental services, said: “Please make sure that anyone you allow to take away your waste is a registered trader. We constantly remind people that it is their responsibility to make sure waste is disposed of correctly.”