Safestyle fined £10k after fly-tipping

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Published: Tuesday 2nd December 2014 by The News Editor

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Window manufacturer Safestyle UK has been found guilty of dumping large quantities of waste illegally at a Bedford Street site in Hull.

The company was fined £10,000 after admitting two offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Hull Magistrates’ Court on the 24 October 2014.

It will also have to pay costs of £2,420, which will cover the clean-up, and a victim surcharge of £120.

Members of the public first reported fly-tipping near to a Safestyle branch on Bedford Street and a Neighbourhood Nuisance Team was sent to investigate.

After finding a large amount of Safestyle rubbish at the site, the team interviewed company representatives, who said the branch had employed people to assist them with an office clear-out.

The company was found to have failed in its duty of care to the local community by not checking that the waste removal company it employed was authorised.

Councillor John Hewitt, portfolio holder for neighbourhoods and communities, said he was disappointed to see a supposedly reputable company using unauthorised waste carriers.

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Published: Tuesday 2nd December 2014 by The News Editor

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