Woman convicted after waste illegally dumped outside of recycling centre

A large amount of domestic household waste was illegally deposited outside Stockton Heath recycling centre on the 20 August 2018.

Lucy Smith, of Marsh lane, Runcorn was found guilty in connection to a fly-tipping offence at Warrington Magistrates Court on 11 September 2019.

After investigation into the event, Smith was invited to attend council offices for interview. The matter was referred to Warrington Magistrates Court when Smith did not attend the interview.

The court fined Smith £220, with costs of £150 and a victim surcharge of £30.

Cabinet member for environment and public protection, Cllr Judith Guthrie said: “Residents should always deposit waste responsibly – dumping waste outside of a recycling centre when the facility is clearly closed is reckless and irresponsible.

“Residents and visitors to Warrington must ensure that they assist the council with their enquiries into illegal waste disposal. If you pay someone to take items away, you must ask to view the appropriate licence to ensure that they are a registered waste carrier.”

You can view more information about proper and legal waste disposal on the council website at warrington.gov.uk

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