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Businessman fined for fly-tipping

Press release   •   May 07, 2019 14:33 BST

Fly-tipping waste and not having the correct waste disposal documentation has cost a local businessman more than £2,000 in fines and costs.

Lesley Outram, owner of L and J Services Waste and Scrap Removal, was caught on CCTV dumping rubbish in Milltown Street, Radcliffe in April 2018.

Environmental health officers at Bury Council searched the waste and discovered documents which identified a local resident, who confirmed that he had paid Outram £50 to dispose of the waste.In addition, CCTV footage showed a large flat-back vehicle tipping waste on Milltown Street on 19 April 2018.

Outram (aged 66) of Walmersley Road, Bury pleaded guilty at Manchester Magistrates Court on 26 April 2019 to fly-tipping, failing to produce waste transfer notes and failing to ensure that waste was transferred to an authorised person. He was fined £955 for the offences and ordered to pay costs of £1,084 and a victim surcharge of £55.

A Bury Council spokesman said: “We are determined to keep Bury clean and stop irresponsible business owners spoiling our environment.”