Man pays £1,909 after barber shop waste found dumped at Chesham

  |  Published: Apr 21st 2015
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Engin Yalcin (27) of Pearce Road, Chesham, pleaded guilty at Wycombe Magistrates Court last week (8 April 2015) to an offence of failing in his duty of care regarding waste which was found dumped illegally.

The court heard that on 3 November 2014, waste was found dumped at the former recycling site at the lay-by at Ashley Green, Chesham. The recycling site facilities had been withdrawn due to the regular illegal dumping of waste. An investigator from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire found items within the dumped waste which were traced to Mr Yalcin’s business, Kingz Barber Shop at Chesham.

When interviewed at a police station by Waste Partnership investigators, Mr Yalcin denied dumping the waste himself, but said the waste had been dealt with by his employees. He had not made any checks on what they had done with the waste, and had no receipts for lawful disposal.

The Magistrates fined Mr Yalcin £725 and ordered him to pay clean-up and prosecution costs of £1,112. A victim surcharge of £72 was also levied, making a total to pay of £1,909.

The Waste Partnership launched the ‘Illegal Dumping Costs’ campaign in October 2003 to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences in Buckinghamshire. Since then, the Partnership has secured 475 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences. On average, there is at least one conviction per week for illegal dumping offences in Buckinghamshire. This has resulted in a halving of reported incidents and a saving of over £1 million for residents.

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