October 7, 2021
A UK-based printer repair company has been fined for fly-tipping a stack of printers.
Northampton Magistrates have fined UK printer repair company Satlev Ltd for fly-tipping a large quantity of printers between October and December 2020. The company failed to take all reasonable measures to prevent a contravention of section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 by the unauthorised or harmful depositing, treatment or disposal of waste. Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste, typically to avoid disposal costs. The Northampton Chronicle & Echo has the story.
The Northampton based printer repair company, Satlev Ltd was established in 2013 and is run by Washington Maziveyi, who was fined £4,200 ($5,710/ €4,938) for seven charges under the Environmental Protection Act and was ordered to pay prosecution costs and a victim surcharge which amounted to a further £1,105 ($1,502/ €1,299).
Councillor David Smith told the Northampton Chronicle & Echo: “Fly-tipping is a blight on our communities so I would like to praise our Neighbourhood Warden team for their diligence in bringing these offenders to justice.
“We’re working hard as a council to tackle fly-tipping, and I hope these prosecutions send a strong message that we will not hesitate to take action against those who think they can dump their rubbish wherever they want.”
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