Dispose of waste in the proper way

Geoffrey Purefoy and Elspeth Mullineux from Shalstone have had problems with fly tipping on their land.'120807M-A120
Geoffrey Purefoy and Elspeth Mullineux from Shalstone have had problems with fly tipping on their land.'120807M-A120

THE owner of a country estate is warning householders to dispose of waste responsibly after a man from Turweston was ordered to pay more than £1,700 in fines and costs.

On Monday, July 23, Delwyn David Noble was fined £560 at Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court after admitting failing in his duty of care regarding domestic waste. He was also ordered to pay legal costs of £1,118, £72 compensation to estate owner Geoffrey Purefoy, and a £15 victim surcharge.

Noble was charged after his name and address were found among tyres, a trampoline cover, plastic sacks, cardboard, and a rat bait station found dumped in woodland off Welsh Lane near Shalstone.

When interviewed Noble said he had paid a man with a van to take away the waste, but had not checked the man was a registered waste carrier, and could not help investigators from Bucks County Council trace the flytipper.

Mr Purefoy said there are ways to dispose of waste properly and that if you do not check the credentials of waste carriers you could be in for a substantial fine.

He added: “Farmers try to keep the countryside clean, but if this sort of thing goes on, what chance have we got?

It’s more a nuisance to us, we “have farm equipment deal with it, for everyone else it would be quite a performance.”

Mr Purefoy praised David Rounding of BCC for bringing a successful prosecution.

For information on how to dispose of waste properly click on one these links to the BCC website, the South Northants Council website, or the Cherwell District Council website.