Leeds man fined for dumping waste in Farsley street
A Leeds man has been fined for dumping waste in a Farsley street.
Andrew Leefe was prosecuted for fly tipping after Leeds Council officers found a pile of waste on Priesthorpe Road.
The environment enforcement officers followed the evidence back to a house in Bramley where Leefe lived with his partner.
He was prosecuted for fly tipping under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and fined £250.
In Harehills, business SMW Motors pleaded guilty to dumping waste on Richardshaw Road and Harehills Road.
The company was fined a total of £2,381 for breaching its duty of care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Active Lifestyles, said:
"We do not tolerate any form of waste crime and perpetrators will be pursued with legal action."
"Anyone found fly tipping will face prosecution and a fine as it blights our communities and costs the taxpayer through clean-up costs."
"We will continue our firm stance in a bid to keep Leeds a clean and safe place to live in, visit and work."
A full list of recycling centres in Leeds can be found on the council website.