A WOMAN has been fined after the men she paid to dispose of her household waste dumped the rubbish on a roadside instead.

Oxford Magistrates’ Court heard how Jade Kerr, aged 32, had been clearing out her home in Bata Avenue, Tilbury, Essex when she was approached by two men who offered to take the bags away.

However, the 10-bags of rubbish were subsequently found on land on an unnamed road near Pinewood School, in Bourton, West Oxfordshire.

Officers from Vale of White Horse District Council examined the fly-tipped waste and found evidence linking it back to Essex and to Ms Kerr.

By law people must make sure the people they employ are legally allowed to carry and dispose of waste.

However, despite repeated attempts to contact her, Ms Kerr failed to attend any formal interviews.

She pleaded guilty at a hearing at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on April 29 to a duty of care offence relating to failing to secure the transfer of household waste to an authorised waste disposal person or organisation.

The judge handed her a £91, with a contribution to costs of £100 and victim surcharge of £30.

A Vale of White Horse spokesman said: “[Ms Kerr] has since learned that it is her responsibility to ensure that any waste produced is disposed of correctly and in future will make proper checks - to check the waste carriers permit and to get a transfer note.”