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Two people fined after ‘man with a van’ dumped their waste in Ilford

PUBLISHED: 12:13 08 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:13 08 February 2018

Residents need to make sure that rubbish removers are registered. Picture: Redbridge Council

Residents need to make sure that rubbish removers are registered. Picture: Redbridge Council

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Two people have been hit with fines after men they paid to take their rubbish away dumped their goods in Redbridge.

Justina Cereskaite, 29, was prosecuted in connection to black sacks of household waste being dumped by garages in Connaught Lane, Ilford.

Ms Cereskaite admitted she had contacted a man with a van on Gumtree to dispose of her waste for £50.

She admitted she did not ask where he would dispose of the bags, or check if he has a waste carrier’s licence.

Ms Cereskaite did not make a note of the registration number and afterwards found no trace of the man on Gumtree.

Ms Cereskaite pleaded guilty at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Friday, February 2, for failing her duty of care to ensure that her waste was taken and disposed of by a licensed waste carrier.

Costs and surcharge brought the amount she had to pay to £655.

Valerica Iacob, 50, was also prosecuted for fly-tipping after he was linked to dumped black sacks of household and green waste that had been left in the roadway at Truro Gardens, Ilford.

Mr Iacob admitted at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Friday, February 2, that he had over twenty sacks of household waste and broken fencing outside of his property.

He alleged that two men in a white van offered to take the waste to a “rubbish centre” for the agreed price of £30.

Mr Iacob did not record the details of the men or vehicle registration number, did not ask for a waste transfer note or ask to see a waste carrier’s licence.

Mr Iacob pleaded ‘guilty’ for failing his duty of care to ensure his waste was taken and disposed of by a licensed waste carrier.

Costs and surcharge brought his total to £1001.50.

Cllr Sheila Bain, cabinet member for civic pride said, “The two cases which resulted in large fines for Redbridge residents last week are a clear indication of how seriously Redbridge takes the incorrect disposal of waste.

“Not checking for a waste carrier licence is no excuse – it’s everyone’s responsibility to make sure their waste is being disposed of properly.”

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