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Accrington woman pays £250 extra for selling off waste to be dumped in Hoddlesden

A WOMAN had to pay £250 after she paid someone to get rid of household waste that was then dumped in Hoddlesden.

Aliha Taj, of Howarth Avenue, Accrington, was charged with breaching section 32(2a) of the Environmental Protection Act relating to household waste duty of care.

Blackburn magistrates heard evidence found in building rubble and insulation dumped in Long Hey Lane pointed to a property in Accrington belonging Miss Taj.

She admitted to passing on the waste for disposal without taking reasonable care as to who she was giving it to or exchanging any proper documentation for the transfer.

She was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £250 costs.

Coun Faryad Hussain, executive member for environmental improvement and sustainability, said: “We will continue to prosecute anyone found guilty of dumping rubbish in our borough.

"Furthermore we will name and shame them in the local press so I hope people will think twice if they are thinking of doing this.”

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12:46pm Mon 19 Nov 12

sean_brfc says...

One of the Long Hey Lane fly-tippers has been found out for a change. Well done.
One of the Long Hey Lane fly-tippers has been found out for a change. Well done. sean_brfc
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1:31pm Mon 19 Nov 12

mavrick says...

Why is there not a bigger purge on those who are paid to take the rubbish away?
Having closed some recycling centres around our way has not helped the problem.
Why is there not a bigger purge on those who are paid to take the rubbish away? Having closed some recycling centres around our way has not helped the problem. mavrick
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1:51pm Mon 19 Nov 12

midas says...

mavrick wrote:
Why is there not a bigger purge on those who are paid to take the rubbish away? Having closed some recycling centres around our way has not helped the problem.
How do you suggest they catch the "fly by night" tippers? CCTV isn't appropriate (or so we are told) and if the person paying wont give a name then there is very little the authority can do. By punishing the "homeowner" it may send the message out that if you are going to get someone to take rubbish away make sure they are authorised and get their details.
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: Why is there not a bigger purge on those who are paid to take the rubbish away? Having closed some recycling centres around our way has not helped the problem.[/p][/quote]How do you suggest they catch the "fly by night" tippers? CCTV isn't appropriate (or so we are told) and if the person paying wont give a name then there is very little the authority can do. By punishing the "homeowner" it may send the message out that if you are going to get someone to take rubbish away make sure they are authorised and get their details. midas
  • Score: 1

2:08pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Info-warrior says...

Do we the tax payers get any of the costs towards eventually getting rid of her rubbish..? And is she writing to the local residents to where Miss Taj recklessly disposed of her household waste to opologise. NO probably to both so guess who pays for this scumbags actions YES us the tax payers.

Coun Faryad Hussain, executive member for environmental improvement and sustainability, said:"Furthermore we will name and shame them in the local press so I hope people will think twice if they are thinking of doing this.

”Thanks a lot Miss Taj for incurring this extra cost on the rest of us at such difficult times that we are all currently experiencing. I hope that the cuts are having a big affect on you personally for treating the area were we all live and respect like your very own dustbin. And if you have no respect for the area "you know what you can do"....we have enough scumbags.
Do we the tax payers get any of the costs towards eventually getting rid of her rubbish..? And is she writing to the local residents to where Miss Taj recklessly disposed of her household waste to opologise. NO probably to both so guess who pays for this scumbags actions YES us the tax payers. Coun Faryad Hussain, executive member for environmental improvement and sustainability, said:"Furthermore we will name and shame them in the local press so I hope people will think twice if they are thinking of doing this. ”Thanks a lot Miss Taj for incurring this extra cost on the rest of us at such difficult times that we are all currently experiencing. I hope that the cuts are having a big affect on you personally for treating the area were we all live and respect like your very own dustbin. And if you have no respect for the area "you know what you can do"....we have enough scumbags. Info-warrior
  • Score: 3

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