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Pub landlord admits flytipping

A Herefordshire pub landlord has admitted flytipping in a case heard at Hereford magistrates court yesterday (February 23).

Keith Graham Shearin, 46, of the Angel Inn, Kingsland, admitted the charges under section 33 of the Environmental Act 1990.

He was ordered to pay costs of £2,466.06 and given a conditional discharge for a period of 18 months.

Mike Jones, prosecuting on behalf of Herefordshire Council, told magistrates that waste from the pub was found at a household recycling site at Kingsland village hall.

Craig Sandman, team leader for the council’s community protection team, said after the hearing: “All business owners are fully aware of their responsibilities to correctly dispose of their trade waste.

“Instead of using the proper systems, this man instead chose to leave his trade waste at a household recycling centre, a place which is solely for the use of private householders. His actions also meant all the recyclable waste at the site was contaminated and thus had to be sent to landfill instead of being able to be turned into useful products.

“I hope the large amount of costs awarded in this case will serve as a deterrent to anyone else who is considering fly tipping,” he added.