Waste fixed penalty notice issued to Llanidloes business
|5th June 2018|
Businesses in Powys are being reminded of their legal obligations to dispose of their trade waste by the county council.
Powys County Council's Waste Awareness and Enforcement Team has issued the reminder after a Llanidloes shop was issued with a £300 fixed penalty notice for failing to produce the relevant documentation for the removal of their trade waste.
The fixed penalty notice was issued after complaints had been received about black bags building up in a private court yard in the town. A waste enforcement officer investigated and carried out checks on local businesses in the immediate area.
The businesses were requested to produce waste transfer notes to show where their waste were being taken and failed to produce the relevant document and received a fixed penalty notice, which has been paid.
Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Recycling and Waste, said: "We want local business to thrive in Powys but to do this we need to ensure that all businesses are complying with the law.
"It is vital that all businesses are aware of their legal responsibilities surrounding proper storage, transportation and disposal of controlled waste. Waste is tightly regulated for a good reason.
"Our team take an intelligence-led approach to verify that waste is not being disposed of illegally but we can carry out spot-checks on business at any time so it is important to make sure businesses keep their paperwork in order.
"Ultimately this will help to protect the environment and public health by making sure all commercial refuse and recycling is only handled by professional operators so we can be sure that it doesn't end up in the wrong place."
For more information about your commercial waste and free advice and support about your legal duties visit www.rightwasterightplace.com or www.powys.gov.uk/en/bins-rubbish-recycling/trade-waste-and-recycling/