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Grantham fly-tipper fined for dumping waste next to picturesque countryside

By kay_kelly  |  Posted: December 13, 2012

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A Grantham man who dumped his household and garden waste on a track next to picturesque countryside has been fined £250 by magistrates.

Declan Kay, of Valley Road, fly-tipped fast food wrappers, plastic bottles, a pair of shoes, furniture and his garden waste off Heath Lane, in Barkston Heath, in August this year.

On Monday he pleaded guilty to one charge of depositing controlled waste without a waste management licence, contrary to Section 33(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Grantham Magistrates' Court.

The application for the prosecution was made by South Kesteven District Council and Mark Taylor, Head of Environmental Services said: "The council takes every case of fly-tipping exceptionally seriously and we will prosecute wherever possible.

"The fine and costs set out by the court sends out a warning to those thinking of disposing of waste in this manner.

"It is unacceptable and blights the communities we live in."

Magistrates ordered Kay to pay the £250 fine and the council's costs of £231.90.

He offered to clear the £481.90 total at the rate of £15 per week, with his first payment to be made within 14 days.

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  • TB78WHlNE  |  December 14 2012, 9:02AM

    "They arent open 24 hours a day !" Neither is B&Q. Next time I need a blanking cap to effect an emergency repair at 3am I'll just break in and help myself, shall I? After all, the crime will be their fault for not being open, won't it?

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  • Pete67  |  December 14 2012, 9:00AM

    I see I have a couple of reds on my 7:59AM posting. Are they from other people who don't give a damn or from people who never finish reading a post before arrowing. Then again maybe it's from the phantom arrow changer.

  • rascall1  |  December 14 2012, 8:53AM

    I can may be assume this man has a home, made of brick may be, a front and back door, windows, a path way outside his home, maybe a family man, he may even pay council tax, SO WHY DID HE NOT PUT HIS RUBBISH OUT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, he would rather pay fines and costs and moan about probability of paying more council tax, idiot !!

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  • VictorToo  |  December 14 2012, 8:43AM

    I can't believe people are defending this person, no wonder the country is in the state it is. Agree with FreedomSpeech, if he can drive and dump his rubish in the country, he can drive and take it to a skip, and don't give me that pathetic excuse they aren't open 24 hours a day, you wait till they are open, you don't empty your bin in the country.

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  • Pete67  |  December 14 2012, 7:59AM

    FreedomSpeech 'There's absolutely zero excuse for it' - There is. They don't give a damn for our beautiful county or country.

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  • Localperson55  |  December 13 2012, 11:43PM

    A person who commits an offence under this section is liable— (a)[F13Subject to subsection (9) below,] on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or a fine not exceeding £50,000 or both; (b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or a fine or both.] So he seems to have got off rather lightly in my opinion

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  December 13 2012, 8:12PM

    I think you may be a little confused as to who's actually at fault here. I'm sick and tired of hearing how everything is always someone else's fault and how some people think that because they 'pay their taxes' it absolves them of any personal responsibility. Most people manage to dispose of their waste responsibly using the facilities provided. Why should morons like this be any different? There's absolutely zero excuse for it.

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  • Roadscource  |  December 13 2012, 4:55PM

    "So he was quite prepared to load a vehicle up with his rubbish and drive 7 miles or so with it to dump it by the road side" They arent open 24 hours a day ! It just goes to show how poor our Council is when it comers to rubbish collection. How many Declan Kays get away with this at a cost to the Tax Payer of £231.90 each time. If the Council simply collected it for free in the first place then it wouldnt happen.

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  December 13 2012, 3:53PM

    So he was quite prepared to load a vehicle up with his rubbish and drive 7 miles or so with it to dump it by the road side, but not to a Council Refuse Site? The mind boggles, it really does.

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  • Roadscource  |  December 13 2012, 12:45PM

    "Declan Kay, of Valley Road, fly-tipped fast food wrappers, plastic bottles, a pair of shoes, furniture and his garden waste off Heath Lane, in Barkston Heath, in August this year." He probably had no choice, the Council had probably not emptied it because the lid "wasnt quite closed" or there was a fragment of crisp wrapper in the wrong bin.

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