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.
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.
The battle over plans for a waste incinerator in Cornwall has moved back to London today, in front of three judges in the court of appeal. The government wants to overturn a previous ruling that meant it couldn't be built in the village of St Dennis, between Newquay and St Austell.
The battle over plans for a waste incinerator in Cornwall goes to the Court of Appeal later.
The government wants to overturn a ruling that no proper environmental study was carried out on the site at St Dennis. It follows last year's High Court victory by people campaigning against the incinerator.