AN UNLICENSED waste carrier has been fined after taking rubbish away from a Hereford house clearance.

Liam Luke Dwaine Loveridge entered a guilty plea when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

The court heard the 23-year-old had failed to ensure that he was transferring controlled waste to an authorised person, or to a person for authorised transport purposes, and to transfer a written description of the waste necessary to prevent a breach of environmental protection laws in Hereford on May 13.

Loveridge had been paid £40 to take away house clearance waste from a property on Westfaling Street in Hereford, magistrates heard.

A Herefordshire Council spokesperson said enforcement officers from Herefordshire Council were driving by the property and saw Loveridge loading waste into his van and stopped him for a spot check. Loveridge was unable to produce a waste carrier’s license and gave officers false details when receiving notices before becoming aggressive and driving away from the scene.

Officers were able to trace Loveridge quickly by his vehicle registration and re-serve the notices properly the following day at his home address. Loveridge refused to co-operate with the investigation and failed to produce any evidence of where he eventually disposed of the waste, the council said.

Loveridge, of Wilton Avenue, Kidderminster, was fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of £200 and a £34 victim surcharge.

The maximum penalty for failing to produce waste transfer notes is a £5000 fine.