The Rednal man decided to pay £2,000 after he was caught illegally dumping waste twice in Birmingham.

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A REDNAL man has been ordered to pay £2,000 after he was caught illegally dumping waste twice.

Mohammed Harun, 42, of Stonecroft Avenue, was found guilty of three offenses under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at a hearing in Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that the male driver of a Toyota Yaris was filmed dumping garbage on Baker Street, Birmingham, on July 7 and 22 last year.

On July 7, a large amount of loose plastic sheeting, carpet clippings, and three black garbage bags containing carpets were thrown onto the road.

During the July 22 incident, black garbage bags and tree cuttings were thrown in the same place.

According to the vehicle registration data, Mr. Harun was the registered owner of this car and two notifications were received from the city council asking for the information of the person(s) in control and driving his vehicle on the aforesaid dates. He didn’t answer.

He was also sent a letter informing him that a report on wasteful offenses had been submitted and giving him the opportunity to respond. However, no response was received.

In the mitigation at the court, Harun stated that he did not know that he should not dump the waste. He had seen others do this and thought it would be fine.

The explanation for her not responding to the notification was that she didn’t understand it but admitted she didn’t want help. He also stated that he is currently unemployed and has universal loans. He has five children aged 17, 13, 11, eight and five, and said that his wife (unemployed) is pregnant with their sixth child.

Convicted of accumulating waste and failing to provide requested information as to who was in control of the vehicle on two dates, the court was fined £1,200 (£500 each for the two dumping incidents, plus an additional £200). not informing about the legal claim).

The court also ordered the applicant to pay £753 costs and £34 victims’ surcharges.

Birmingham City Council Streetscapes and Parks Cabinet Member Coun John O’Shea said: “Unfortunately, this is another case that shows the disrespect that few people have towards our shared environment.

“But it shows that once we have the standard of evidence needed to initiate a prosecution against environmental criminals, we will not hesitate to bring those responsible to justice.

“The case also demonstrates how important the new CCTV cameras and Grime Watch YouTube series we are investing in this year will be as we make every effort to fulfill one of the top priorities for the people of Birmingham – cleaner, greener, streets.”

Anyone with any knowledge of waste dumped in the city is urged to contact the municipality’s Waste Enforcement Team directly at www.birmingham.gov.uk/flytipping.

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