Published: Thursday, 1st November 2018

A man has been fined more than £400 for not having a scrap metal licence.

In June 2018 Medway Council officers stopped Ronald Vine, of Havengore Avenue, Gravesend, on Medway City Estate. The 57-year-old had scrap metal on board his Ford Transit Tipper.
When asked by officers to see his licence for transporting waste, Vine replied that he did not have one. 
Vine pleaded guilty to not having a scrap metal licence by post and, on Monday, 29 October, at Medway Magistrates’ Court, he was fined £440 and ordered to pay court costs of £200 and a £44 victim surcharge, totalling £684.

'We all have a duty to keep Medway clean and tidy'

Sarah Valdus, Head of Environment at Medway Council, said: “All waste must be disposed of properly by a registered waste carrier. If residents are unsure whether a trader is registered, they can call the Environment Agency on 08708 506506 to request an instant waste carrier validation. Our Fair Trader scheme also offers a list of companies, which specialise in waste disposal, which all have trade waste agreements in place. We all have a duty to keep Medway clean and tidy.”

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