City of Wolverhampton Council's Public Protection team has succeeded in a recent court case requiring a local company to pay for their actions after illegally dumping commercial waste on the street.

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Microtek Repair Solutions UK Ltd also known as Microtek Communications who specialise in repairing electronic devices, has been ordered to pay £1,600 by Wolverhampton Magistrates Court for dumping its rubbish outside the store based on Dudley Road.

The City of Wolverhampton's Public Protection team visited the area on several occasions after repeatedly finding large amounts of bagged waste next to a public litter bin, a few metres away from a store trading under the name 'Microtek Communications.'

Public Protection officers carried out a search of the bagged waste and traced evidence back to Arrun Shibber and Microtek Repair Solutions UK Ltd.

Operations Manager, Arrun Shibber and Microtek Repair Solutions UK Ltd were found guilty of breaching their duty of care with regard to waste, pursuant to Section 157 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Both defendants have been given 14 days to pay a total of £1,600 for their offences.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment, said: "Fly tipping is a lazy and selfish act, which costs taxpayers a lot of money to clean up. 

"Most business owners pay for waste to be disposed of legally. Unfortunately, in this case, rubbish has been deliberately dumped many times at the same location. 

"As a council, we make it our priority to keep our city clean and tidy and will not tolerate this behaviour. 

"I am pleased with the result and the hard work has been carried out by our Public Protection team that has bought these culprits to justice.

"I strongly encourage anyone who may know of others who take part in this selfish act, to get in touch and help us put a stop to fly tipping."

Arrun Shibber and Microtek Repair Solutions UK Ltd pleaded guilty in waste escaping from their control on 17 July, 23 October and 4 December 2017. 

  • released: Friday 4 May, 2018