Leeds man fined for dumping waste in Farsley street

A Leeds man has been fined for dumping waste in a Farsley street.

By Rebecca Marano
Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 11:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 11:34 am

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.

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Stock photo of fly tipping on Milan Road in Harehills. Photo provided by Clean Leeds, run by Leeds Council.

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.