A MAN has been convicted of failing to clear rubbish from his Huddersfield garden.
Wayne Hall was successfully prosecuted by Kirklees Council at Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court.
Neighbours reported excess amounts of rubbish tipped in Hall’s yard outside his property at Wormald Yard, Hillhouse, to Kirklees Environmental Services. As well as looking unsightly, the rubbish caused a potential health risk.
The court was told that Hall cleared the rubbish when asked to do so by the council, but once he had filled his wheeled bin, he left the remainder on the roadside for collection.
Hall pleaded not guilty but was convicted. The magistrates imposed a fine of £60 with a £15 victim surcharge and £100 towards the costs. The figures took into account Hall’s limited ability to pay due to his low income.
Clr Molly Walton, cabinet member for environment, said “We all would like to live in a clean and healthy neighbourhood that is free from litter and tipped rubbish.
“The council provides a free bulky waste collection service, available by simply making a phone call, email or completing an online form on the council’s website.
“There is absolutely no need for anyone to use their garden as a dumping ground or to leave rubbish uncontained on the roadside” she said.
To report ‘littering’ ring 01484 223156.