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Newtown businesses warned over fly-tipping

 
Created on 19/08/2019 @ 14:28
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Businesses in and around Newtown are being warned to ensure they dispose of their commercial waste correctly after a Powys firm was fined £300 for fly-tipping.

Powys County Council issued the warning after bags of waste were found near woodland and investigations found it was from a holiday business that didn't have the necessary commercial waste licences.

The council warned that businesses in Newtown and throughout the county needed to ensure they were not breaking the law.

Powys County Council enforcement officers visited a hillside area after complaints that bags of rubbish and plastic had been fly-tipped in a lay-by.

The waste was cleared and examined by officers who found international airline tickets and directions to a nearby holiday cottage.

Checks revealed the holiday business was operating without the legally required commercial waste and recycling services and issued with a £300 fixed penalty notice.

The penalty was for failing to comply with Section 34 the Environmental Protection Act not having a transfer of waste licence for their commercial waste.

Fixed penalty notices act as an ‘out of court settlement’ to discharge the businesses liability for the offence in an efficient and timely manner.
 
Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Waste Management said; “Tourism is vital for our county but all business have to make sure that commercial waste is disposed of professionally using a registered waste carrier.
 
“We urge all holiday accommodation providers to make sure they have adequate recycling facilities in place for visitors and that any residual commercial waste is dealt with professionally by a registered waste carrier.
 
“Dumping rubbish in the countryside is not only irresponsible and anti-social, it is costly to remove and is a blight on the countryside for both residents and visitors.”
 
For advice on commercial waste services - contact trade.waste@powys.gov.uk

 

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