Manchester City Council

Gorton man pays penalty after handing waste to mystery fly-tipper

A Gorton man has been ordered to pay £340, after 16 bags of his domestic waste were found dumped.

Radek Miskovic, of Queensland Road, admitted transferring waste to an unauthorised person at a Manchester Magistrates Court hearing on 14 July.
 
The waste was found dumped on Alpine Street, Clayton, in October 2016, by officers working for Manchester City Council.  The council’s Environmental Crimes team launched an investigation and found evidence linking the offence to Miskovic.
 
In an interview under caution, Miskovic, 41, told investigators that a man had called at his property and offered to dispose of his domestic waste, for a fee of £25. 
 
Miskovic admitted that he did not check whether the man taking the waste was authorised to do so and did not obtain a waste transfer note, as required by law.  He was unable to provide any details regarding the individual who collected the waste from his property.
 
Miskovic was fined £40 and ordered to pay court costs of £270, plus a victim surcharge of £30 – a total penalty of £340.
 
Executive Member for Neighbourhoods, Councillor Nigel Murphy, said: “Miskovic has learned the hard way that waste disposal is not a responsibility which can simply be dodged.  

“When bogus waste collectors offer to take away people's rubbish, all too often, it ends up fly-tipped in our neighbourhoods.  This is a real source of anger and frustration for the vast majority of us – which is why our Environmental Crimes team work hard to gather the evidence, track offences back to the household responsible and prosecute.”

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