Hairdresser fined for business waste offence
A Llanelli hairdresser has been fined for failing to have arrangements in place to dispose of her business waste.
Lorraine Phillips, aged 44, of Coronation Road, pleaded guilty to an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Llanelli Magistrates Court heard that council environmental enforcement officers found a quantity of waste outside Lorraine’s hairdressers in New Road, Morfa, in March earlier this year.
They spoke to the owner, Lorraine Phillips, who confirmed that she had no arrangements in place to dispose of her trade waste.
Phillips had previously been issued with a notice to make arrangements for a licensed waste company to collect her waste.
She was then issued with a fixed penalty notice for £100 for failing to comply with the notice. However, she failed to pay it and was prosecuted in court as a result.
Phillips was fined £100 as well as £150 in prosecution costs and a £20 victim surcharge.
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “All businesses must have an agreement in place with a fully licensed waste company to make sure that any waste produced during the course of their business, is stored, transported and disposed of without harming the environment; known as their ‘Duty of Care.’
“The majority of businesses in Carmarthenshire are compliant with the legislation but we will not hesitate to take action against those who are not.”
Council website - business waste information