Man found guilty of fly-tipping in Barnsley

A man has been found guilty of a fly-tipping offence by Sheffield Magistrates Court following an investigation by the council’s Safer Neighbourhood Service into dumped waste found in Barnsley.

Kyle Craymer, of William Street in Rotherham, pleaded guilty to a fly-tipping related offence on 7 April 2021 at Sheffield Magistrates Court. He was fined £320 and ordered to pay a total of £1,744.50. Two vehicles, a white Berlingo and silver Mondeo, were also seized and crushed as part of the investigation.

Mr Craymer pleaded guilty to the charge that he deposited controlled waste at Chapel Lane, Thurnscoe. The waste consisted of an old bath, bathroom suite, tiles, bags of plaster and plasterboard, empty cardboard boxes, plywood, polystyrene, several bags of household waste and other generic items.

Mr Craymer told the court that he regrets what he did.

Wendy Lowder, Executive Director for Adults and Communities, said: "There is no excuse for fly-tipping, and we have a tough stance against those dumping waste in our borough.”

“As part of our #EverybodyThink campaign we’re working to tackle fly-tipping in Barnsley, by clearing up dumped waste across the borough and taking action against those that dump it. Our enforcement team have been doing some great work to crack down on fly-tippers in the area.”

“You can help us to protect our borough by being responsible with your waste – make sure you only hand your waste over to someone with the correct license or dispose of it yourself properly and legally. There’s more information on how you can help at barnsley.gov.uk/EverybodyThink.”

To find out more about the work Barnsley Council is doing to reduce environmental crime and increase recycling, visit the Dumpit and Scarper Facebook page or search the hashtag #EverybodyThink on social media.

Instances of fly-tipping in Barnsley can be reported to the council’s website.

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