Three men plead guilty to dumping waste illegally
Daniel Worboys of ‘Rubbish Clearance Portsmouth’, Jason Newman of ‘What A Load Of Rubbish’ and Sidney Simpson of ‘S&S Clearances’ pleaded guilty for dumping waste illegally at Portsmouth Magistrates Court, including waste collected from a church in Portsmouth. A fourth defendant pleaded not guilty and his case has been adjourned until 10th September.
In September 2018, a major fly-tipping site was discovered by the Environment Agency on Hulbert Road, Havant. The Environment Agency found orchestrated dumping of household and commercial waste by trespassers.
They found waste forming around 40 different tips from many small vehicles. The waste site caused problems for the environment with some of the waste catching fire, causing toxic smoke and some of the waste had entered the local stream. It cost around £100,000 to clear the site.
Following an extensive investigation by the Environment Agency, they identified the three men, who pleaded guilty.
Daniel Worboys, who was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay £1,500 compensation admitted he had collected waste from a number of customers that he deposited the site near Havant. He also did not use correct paperwork.
Jason Newman was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay £1,000 compensation. The Environment Agency found paperwork belonging to Jason Newman at the site. They also found that he had dumped waste he had collected from a Housing Association and a landlord as part of a house clearance. He also did not use correct paperwork.
Sidney Simpson, who was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months and has to pay £1,000 compensation, was employed to clear household and business waste from a church in Portsmouth. He also did not use correct paperwork.
A spokesman for the Environment Agency, said: “Their actions showed blatant disregard for the environment. These waste criminals also undermine legitimate businesses. In cases like this, we have no hesitation in prosecuting those involved as we want to make sure that waste crime doesn’t pay.”