Illegal waste carrier to hand over £5,606

A Barnsley man is facing a fine and costs of £5,606 for transporting waste without a waste carriers’ licence following a hearing at Barnsley Magistrates Court on Thursday 7 November 2019.

Phillip Needham, 34, of Sheffield Road, Barnsley was charged with 39 offences of transporting controlled waste without a waste carriers licence.

Barnsley Council’s enforcement team established that Mr Needham had transported controlled waste in his transit van to a local scrap merchant without having the required waste carriers licence. Mr Needham was fined £100 for each of the 39 offences, as well as costs of £1,536 and a victim surcharge of £170. It has been ordered for the total amount of £5,606 to be paid in 14 days.

Wendy Lowder, Executive Director for Communities, said: “This case is another example of the enforcement team’s commitment to stop illegal waste carriers in their tracks with help from South Yorkshire Police. As part of our #EverybodyThink campaign, we will continue to work with the police and the public to tackle environmental crime. Help us to protect our beautiful borough by making sure you only give your rubbish to someone with a valid waste carriers’ licence.”

To find out more about the work Barnsley Council is doing to reduce environmental crime and increase recycling, visit or follow the hashtag #EverybodyThink.

This news is linked to Town Spirit, our new way of working better together. We believe, that if everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, we can make our borough a more welcoming place to live, work, invest and visit. 

We're committed to #ProtectIt by looking after our beautiful borough, making it easier for you to dispose of large items. #OwnIt by making some small changes, such as recycling, reporting litter and fly-tipping to keep Barnsley clean and green.

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