Successful prosecution - Duty of Care regarding waste

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A successful Selby District Council prosecution against a Leeds landlord who failed to ensure waste from his property was properly disposed of.

Mr Mohammed Hussain pleaded guilty at York Magistrates Court on Friday 23 October to failing to ensure household waste from his property was transferred to an authorised person, under Section 34 (2A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Mr Hussain, 62, from Newton Park View, Leeds, paid two  individuals to dispose of rubbish from his property – which was then dumped onto a farmer’s lane and field in South Milford. Selby District Council’s Enforcement Officers investigated and found evidence linking the waste to Mr Hussain.

He was fined £500, ordered to pay a surcharge of £30, £240 to reimburse the farmer who had to pay for the removal of the waste from his property and costs of £412.50 – a total of £1,182.50.