Plymouth fly-tipper banned from waste collection business

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A fly-tipper who dumped household waste in the Devon countryside has been banned from working in the waste industry for two years.

John McDonagh, of Plymouth, cold-called householders offering to remove waste for cash and instead of disposing of the waste correctly, fly-tipped it in the countryside.

It was later discovered by a resident who found the access to his field had been blocked by two one-tonne dumpy bags of builders’ waste, with one of the bags containing a delivery note from a bathroom company with a customer’s name and address on it.

Adrian Evans, spokesperson for the environment agency, said: “Householders have a responsibility to ensure their waste is disposed of correctly and doesn’t end up fly-tipped.

“If in doubt, don’t hand over your waste.”

McDonagh was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and fined £500.


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