Dewsbury and Batley residents fined for waste offences and fly-tipping

Residents in Dewsbury and Batley are among those who have been fined a total of nearly £4,000 after court cases brought by Kirklees Council.

By Staff Reporter
Friday, 13th May 2022, 1:00 pm

The five cases involved residents not clearing waste from their properties and fly-tipping.

Mahmud Ul-Haq was fined a total of £1,400 for not clearing waste from his garden in Dewsbury after he failed to comply with a Community Protection Notice (CPN).

Wayne Thompson and Sharon Lindsay, of Soothill, Batley, failed to comply with a CPN regarding the accumulation of waste in their garden. Both received fines of £345. Thompson failed to attend court to answer charges relating to his failure to clear the waste.

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The car advertising a scrap dealership that was removed from a layby in Honley

John Parker, of Dewsbury, pleaded guilty to a charge of losing control of household waste under Section 34 Environmental Protection Act 1990 and was subsequently arrested before appearing in court and being fined £688.

Arfan Saddiq, from Lockwood, Huddersfield, was charged for not complying with Sections 33 and 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 when he fly-tipped waste at Hall Lane, Thornhill, Dewsbury. His guilty plea saw him fined a total of £1,010.

Colin Parr, strategic director for environment and climate change at Kirklees Council, said: “The outcome of the cases represents a significant success in our battle against anti-social behaviour in Kirklees. All the cases involve residents who have not disposed of waste properly.

"Where possible, we try to work with residents but unfortunately some do not respond. They must think that they are above the law but then end up in court.

"We will not shy away from this last resort, which usually ends up with the resident facing a much bigger penalty, as is the case here.”

In addition to the above court cases, the council's Greenspace Action Team (GAT) team took action to arrange the removal of an unroadworthy vehicle being used to advertise scrap cars in Honley.

Mr Parr said: “We now have the right to reclaim our costs in finding these criminals and will make sure we do.

"There is no excuse for fly-tipping or any other sort of anti-social behaviour involving waste in Kirklees.

"The council provides substantial opportunities to dispose of domestic waste at our household waste recycling centres and we will not tolerate the thoughtless, selfish, and environmentally damaging actions of residents or businesses that break the law in this manner.”