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Fly tipping totally blocks country lane

A Bristol man has been handed a six month community order, including a two month curfew, after he admitted fly tipping waste which completely blocked a rural lane in South Gloucestershire.

Wayne Musgrove, 44, of Crow Lane, Henbury, Bristol, appeared before Bristol Crown Court on Thursday 10 March. He pleaded guilty to fly tipping waste, and was given a six month community order with a two month curfew. Musgrove was also ordered to pay £150 court costs.

The court heard that in November last year Musgrove approached the owner of a partly filled tipper truck and asked to borrow the vehicle. He claimed that he was given permission to borrow the truck, on the condition that he deposited the waste at Avonmouth Household Waste Recycling Centre. However, the waste was dumped at night and blocked the entire width of Hollywood Lane in Easter Compton.

“Fly-tipping is a criminal activity and we take a zero tolerance approach to this illegal behaviour. If you fly tip rubbish in South Gloucestershire, you should expect to be caught and prosecuted.

“This particular fly tip blocked the highway for cyclists and motorists with potentially dangerous consequences and was referred from Magistrates’ Court to Crown Court for sentencing due to the seriousness of the offence.

Residents are advised to only give their rubbish to an Environment Agency registered waste carrier or they could be held liable if waste is subsequently fly tipped.”

– Cllr Heather Goddard - Chair, S Gloucs Council’s Communities Committee
Fly tipping at Easter Compton, S Gloucestershire Credit: Environment Agency

Final chance to have say on recycling in Gloucester

A survey wants people to give their views on the current service and how it might be improved. Credit: Toby Talbot/AP/Press Association Images

Residents in Gloucester have until the end of today to have their say on waste and recycling services in the City.

A survey wants people to give their views on the current service and how it might be improved.

It's part of the Council's plan to send less waste to landfill and encourage people to recycle as much as possible.

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