Woman fined and prosecuted after her waste was fly-tipped in Hood Green

A woman was prosecuted and fined for a waste duty of care offence after her waste was found fly-tipped in Hood Green.

On 7 August 2023, our neighbourhood wardens found a quantity of household waste illegally dumped at Bagger Wood Hill in Hood Green.

Subsequent enquiries led to an address on West Street, Darfield occupied by Jodie Turton.

Turton appeared at Barnsley Magistrates Court on 22 February 2024 and pleaded guilty to failing in her duty of care in respect of the lawful disposal of her waste.

The investigation found that that she had not checked for a valid waste carrier’s license from the persons paid by her to remove and transport her waste.

She was fined £40 with a £15 victim surcharge and ordered to pay costs in the amount of £516. A total of £571 is to be paid within 28 days.

The matter was prosecuted by our litigation team with the assistance of the Safer Communities division.

Cllr Wendy Cain, Cabinet Spokesperson for Public Health and Communities, said:

“Environmental crime and fly-tipping is a blight on our communities and, as we have shown with this case, we will prosecute offenders to the full extent of the law.

“It is vital that when disposing of your waste, you make sure the waste carrier who you are paying is fully licensed and you check their credentials.

“This case shows the full extent of the consequences you can face if you don’t check for a waste carrier license when disposing of your waste.

“I’d like to thank all of the staff involved in this case, from the crew who cleared the fly-tipped waste all the way through to the litigation team and Safer Communities team who pursued the case through to prosecution.”

For more information on how to check for a valid waste carrier license, visit our website.

A - Z Directory