A man tried in his absence has been ordered to pay nearly £5,000 for transporting controlled waste without a waste carrier’s licence.
Gyula Ruszo was fined £1,760 at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court and ordered to pay Environment Agency (EA) costs of £2,995 and a victim surcharge of £170.
Ruszo, of Kennington Road, Nottingham, was caught transporting assorted scrap metal without a licence during Operation Transporter, a combined police, Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency and EA road stop on the A612 at Burton Joyce.
Police seized his vehicle as it was found not to be roadworthy, had no MOT and he had no insurance.
Ruszo failed to attend both the first hearing of the case in January and a second rearranged for 27 February, after which it was heard in his absence.
Iain Regan, who leads the operation for the EA, said: “This case makes it clear to anyone who may be in any doubt about the need to register for a licence to carry waste.”