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News round-up 8/2

Swindon fly-tipper fined £4,000; Somerset man stuck in clothing bank; Interactive features launched at EfW; Essex fly-tipper penalised

Swindon fly-tipper fined £4,000

A man has been fined more than £4,000 after charging a woman £40 to remove her household waste when it was discovered dumped on Hack Pen Hill, Swindon.

Ciaran Price appeared before magistrates in Swindon on Friday charged with causing the waste – which included a sofa, a mattress and a small quad-bike – to be dumped at the site without a licence.

Having previously denied the allegation, the 23-year-old changed his plea to guilty upon arriving at court for trial.

Swindon Advertiser

Somerset man stuck in clothing bank

Firefighters were called to Somerset early on 8 February to free a man from a clothing bank.

One fire engine from Bridgwater was dispatched at 6.35am to Binford Place following local reports that a man had become stuck in a clothing bank.

Upon arrival, fire crews confirmed that one man was stuck, and released him using “small tools and manpower.”

Western Gazette

Interactive features launched at EfW

A range of interactive features have been launched at FCC Environment’s Lincolnshire Energy from Waste education centre.

Features include a model of the plant, as well as programmes about how a plastic bottle is recycled and other uses for recycled materials.

The company hopes the centre will encourage people to recycle and lead to an improved culture of recycling throughout the community.

Press release

Essex fly-tipper penalised

A man who dumped rubbish in his own street has been fined by Thurrock Council.

One of the council’s environment enforcement officers found the rubbish in South Ockendon, Essex on 29 January.

The cardboard box clearly had the name and address of Stefan Alecsandru Schiopu of Rosemary Close on it along with a delivery note and a payment confirmation.

A £50 fixed penalty notice was issued and has been paid by Schiopu.

Press release

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