An asbestos surveyor who unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste at a household recycling centre has been fined nearly £3,000, reports the Hereford Times.
Lister Yallup of Hereford pleaded guilty to failing to transfer controlled waste (asbestos) to an authorised person and using a forged hazardous waste consignment note at Hereford Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard that between May and June 2017, Yallup used Hereford Household Recycling Centre to unlawfully dispose of asbestos which he had been paid to remove by two businesses, declaring it was domestic waste.
Yallup then forged a hazardous waste consignment note to one of the businesses, purporting the asbestos waste had been disposed of legally.
Yallup was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £2,835.
Marc Willimont, Herefordshire Council’s head of regulatory and development management services, said:
“Mr Yallup unlawfully used a household waste facility to dispose of hazardous waste and then used forged documentation to deceive an honest business into believing they had fulfilled their duty of care.
This allowed Mr Yallup to avoid paying for hazardous waste disposal through an authorised person – which was instead paid for by the public.
Herefordshire Council will continue to ensure that resident and business waste is disposed of responsibly, and that those who abuse the service will be prosecuted.”
The Community Protection Team will investigate unlawful waste disposal and fly tipping cases that are reported via the Herefordshire Council website or by calling 01432 261761.
For information about responsible waste disposal for residents and businesses, visit herefordshire.gov.uk/recycling