TWO company directors have been prosecuted by Kirklees Council after fly-tipping waste from their business at sites in Dewsbury.
On August 28, Louis Conrad Ltd directors Rizwan Abed and Altaf Ravat pleaded guilty to five offences of losing control of business waste which was later fly-tipped.
The offences all took place between July 1, 2018, and July 30, 2018, and involved waste from the bed manufacturing company being dumped.
The first happened on private land while two more took place at Hall Lane, Dewsbury. Another two were at Briestfield Road and Sands Lane, both in Dewsbury, which cost Kirklees almost £2,000 to clean up.
Ravat, 36, of Cobden Close, Batley, admitted paying £250 in cash to two men he said were from a company called wetakeanywaste.com. But Kirklees found that the waste transfer notice he provided was forged and the people who actually dumped the waste have not been identified.
Abed, 35, of St Mary’s Avenue, Batley, was fined £450 for each offence – making a total of £2,250. He was also ordered to pay costs of £1,000, compensation of £755 and a victim surcharge of £45.
Ravat was fined £481 for each offence for a total of £2,405. He was ordered to pay costs of £1,000, compensation of £755 and a victim surcharge of £48.
Coun Naheed Mather, cabinet member for Greener Kirklees, said: “We are very happy with the results of this court case; it supports our zero tolerance stance to such selfish behaviour.
“It’s completely unacceptable to dump rubbish in Kirklees and those caught will pay the price. It’s also important that people realise that if they pay for someone else to dispose of their rubbish illegally, they will be prosecuted.
“Fly-tipping ruins the appearance of our wonderful communities and poses an environmental risk, costing the taxpayer every time we have to clear it up.
“Businesses must comply with their legal responsibility and their duty of care to dispose of waste correctly.”