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Tyre Bay Newbury fined £11,000 for business waste

Reading Magistrates have fined the Tyre Bay Newbury Limited, Bone Lane, Newbury £6,000 for failing in their Duty of Care in relation to waste produced by their business. The company was also ordered to pay a total of £5,014.50 in costs bringing the total fine to £11,014.50.

The fine was the result of an ongoing investigation (started in February 2016) by West Berkshire Council's waste team into how the company disposes of the waste it produces.

All businesses must keep copies of the written documentation (transfer notes) each time they transfer waste that has been created by their business to another person for disposal. Legislation requires that businesses keep a transfer note or copy of it for at least 2 years and produce it to an officer of a waste collection authority on demand within 7 days.

The Magistrates agreed that the company had failed to comply with their duty of care and the company was convicted of two offences in relation to failing to produce waste transfer notices upon request in accordance with the legislation on 2 March 2016 and 6 December 2016.

The matter was listed for trial on the 30 January 2018 after Tyre Bay submitted a reply form confirming a not guilty plea to two offences under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. A representative of The Tyre Bay Newbury Limited did not attend court and the Court decided to proceed with the trial in their absence and fined them £3k per offence.

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