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Waste operator admits flytipping in court
5:43pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
THE owner of a waste removal service has been fined and had his vehicle impounded after pleading guilty to three counts of flytipping.
Stephen Paterson, owner of Waste Removal Service (WRS), appeared at Darlington Magistrates’ Court in a case brought by Darlington Borough Council.
Council officers launched an investigation after three fly-tipping incidents in the Patches Lane and Union Place areas of Darlington in April.
All three incidents were found to lead back to WRS.
Paterson pleaded guilty to the three charges of flytipping and failing to keep waste transfer notes.
Magistrates ordered the forfeiture of his vehicle and fined Paterson £400 and ordered him to pay costs of £400, plus a £40 victim surcharge.
Members of the public can report fly tipping at darlington.gov.uk/reportit or by emailing email@example.com