Fly tip offence costs cabbie nearly £2,000

Fly tip offence costs cabbie nearly £2,000

Fly tip offence costs cabbie nearly £2,000

First published in News

A TAXI driver from Witney has been ordered to pay almost £2,000 for not getting rid of his waste properly.

Stephen Ring, of Pine Rise, was found guilty of failing in his duty of care whilst disposing household waste at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on June 17.

The 28-year-old had denied the charge but after being convicted was fined £350 and ordered to pay £1,600 in costs and a £35 victim surcharge.

West Oxfordshire District Council environmental enforcement officers investigated two fly tips last September and found reference to Ring’s address at one of them.

The council said he falsely accused a waste collection company of taking the waste away and dumping it.

Magistrates found that the company had no involvement and Ring had made no attempt to ensure his waste was disposed correctly as they ruled on the case.

David Harvey, the council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “This case emphasises that fly-tipping is a serious offence and that everyone has a duty of care to dispose of their waste properly, otherwise they face prosecution.

“It is also a reminder that only waste carriers registered by the Environment Agency can remove waste legally.

“To protect residents we advise them to check that traders removing waste for them have a waste carrier licence and that they also obtain a receipt.

“Anyone found to be removing waste illegally will be fined.”

Large amounts of waste can be taken to authorised sites such as Dix Pit in Stanton Harcourt or transferred to companies holding a waste carrier’s licence issued by the Environment Agency.

Our top stories:

Man trapped under fallen tree in Minster Lovell

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

5:00pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

A MAN trapped under a fallen tree was taken to hospital after being rescued by fire crews this morning.

Harcourt Arboretum closes after gusts of more than 40mph forecast

Oxford Mail:

2:49pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

HARCOURT Arboretum should be open tomorrow after closing today because of strong winds.

Missing 15-year-old Elizabeth Skevington could be in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

2:24pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

A GIRL missing from Milton Keynes could be in the Oxford area, police said.

Land Rover stolen from Witney spotted heading towards Swindon

Oxford Mail:

11:14am Tuesday 5th May 2015

POLICE have released images of a stolen Land Rover almost two months after it was taken.

UPDATE: Arson suspected after fire at the Kassam Stadium as club confirm no serious damage caused

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:16am Tuesday 5th May 2015

A FIRE at the Kassam Stadium is being treated by police as suspected arson.  

Michael Appleton optimistic Oxford United's form can be transferred to next season

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 5th May 2015

Michael Appleton is confident Oxford United’s strong form at the end of the season can be translated into prolonged success across the whole of the next campaign.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree