Dumped waste traced back to Grantham man and lands him in court
A man who admitted dumping waste in a Grantham street has been told he must pay almost £3,760.
Roy Shalliker, 61, of Harris Way, Grantham, appeared before Lincoln magistrates and was fined £1,200, plus a victim surcharge of £120 and costs of £2,438.90.
The court heard that South Kesteven District Council received a report on September 20 last year that flattened cardboard boxes has been left at the rear of business premises in Inner Street. Delivery stickers on three of the boxes led to a residential address in Grantham. The householder said they had paid Shalliker to collect the cardboard boxes, some garden furniture packaging and other waste items.
Checks by SKDC revealed that Shalliker did not hold a Waste Carriers Licence.
“This level of financial penalty sends out a strong message that disposing of waste illegally can be very costly,” said SKDC’s cabinet member for commercial and operations Councillor Dr Peter Moseley.
“We take this sort of offence very seriously. Anyone collecting waste must ensure they have the correct permits or risk prosecution.”
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