A FLYTIPPING-accused Herefordshire woman has been cleared of two charges at a trial before magistrates.

Tammy Lock entered not guilty pleas to charges of causing the deposition of controlled waste without an environmental permit, and handling, transferring, or controlling controlled waste without taking reasonable measures when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford in November.

Hereford Times:

The court heard the 30-year-old was accused of knowingly causing the dumping of controlled waste, namely 12 to 15 black bin bags filled with general household waste on land at Turnpike Travellers Site in Pembridge without the authority of a waste management permit between June 16 and June 30.


She was also accused of failing to take all such measures as were reasonable to secure there was, on transfer of waste, a written description of the waste that would enable others to avoid a contravention of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 between the same dates.

The case was sent for trial and Lock, of Greenfields, Kington, appeared before magistrates in Hereford again on January 26.

She was found not guilty of both charges and her costs were ordered to be paid from central funds.

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