Witness fined for no-show; Food waste campaign moves to London; Hampshire recycling centres ‘could close’; Essex man fined after fly tip
Witness fined for no-show
An Edinburgh man has been fined £100 after admitting not turning up to provide a witness statement to Scotland’s environmental regulator.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) wanted to talk to Martin Forrest in connection with a criminal investigation.
Sepa officers had served a letter requiring he attend an interview on 4 March 2015 to assist with enquiries over substantial waste deposits near Edinburgh Airport.
Food waste campaign moves to London
A food waste campaign using a large inflatable freezer has taken place in London for the first time after touring the country.
Love Food Hate Waste’s Big Freeze event, in association with Sutton Council, showed residents how they can save money and reduce food waste by keeping leftovers and foods in their freezers for subsequent reuse.
The event previously appeared in 10 major UK cities.
Hampshire recycling centres ‘could close’
Household waste recycling sites across Hampshire are under threat from new costing-cutting plans that aim to save at least £1.2m a year.
Some of the 24 sites are likely to see a cut in opening hours while others could close completely under proposals being drawn up by the county council.
The cash-strapped authority is also exploring the idea of charging people every time they use the facilities.
Essex man fined after fly tip
A man from Essex has been fined after admitting a Duty of Care offence related to a fly-tip at Basildon Magistrates Court.
The court heard how, in October last year, a Thurrock Council officer searched a garage and garden waste fly-tip (pictured) on Mardyke Valley and found Terry Bohle’s address.
Bohle denied fly-tipping but said he had approached two men with an open-backed lorry in Romford and paid them to dispose of his waste.
Magistrates imposed a fine of £1,225, with costs of £480, and a victim surcharge of £120.
Thurrock fly tipping