Tyre dealer prosecuted for failing to produce waste transfer notes

The Environment Agency has announced it has prosecuted a tyre dealer for failing to produce waste transfer notes when asked to move 844 tyres from his site in Derbyshire.

A statement published by the Environment Agency yesterday (20 November) outlined that Wayne Rogers, 40, who operated under ECO Tyres on Church Street, Swadlincote, admitted the offence and was fined £518, ordered to pay costs of £600 and the victim surcharge of £207,  coming to a total of £1,325.

The Agency said it brought the prosecution to the courts after repeated requests were removed

The Agency added that the case was heard at Derby magistrates court and Mr Rogers was charged under Section 34(5) and 34(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Regulation 35 of the Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2011.

According to the EA, Derby magistrates court heard that Mr Rogers had repeatedly ignored communications from the Environment Agency and did not submit a waste transfer notice despite advice to do so.

The statement noted that the court was told that following information that many tyres were being stored around the premises, Environment Agency officers visited his premises on 5 September. The officers then visited a second time on 11 October to find the tyres had been removed. The Environment Agency said they then requested a waste transfer notice which they said was ignored.

According to the Environment Agency further attempts to contact Rogers were ignored and Rogers was issued with a fixed penalty notice for failing to produce waste transfer notes which he failed to pay.

‘Clear Message’

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “The requirements to keep and produce waste transfer notes are in place to protect the public and environment. Failing to comply with legal requirements to keep and produce records undermines legitimate businesses that work hard to operate within the regulations. The regime is intended to ensure that waste is disposed of correctly. The production of transfer notes is an important aspect of that regime.

“We hope this sentence sends out a clear message to others that proper records as required under the law must be maintained and produced when required.

Share this article with others

Subscribe for free

Subscribe to receive our newsletters and to leave comments.

Back to top

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest waste and recycling news straight to your inbox.