Clyde Loakes, a councillor at Waltham Forest, said the verdict was disappointing.
He said rubbish would continue to be dumped on street corners if businesses did not ensure that their waste was transferred to a licensed contractor.
He said: “Last year we handed out 1,650 fixed penalty notices and carried out almost 100 successful prosecutions for waste offences and this one judgment, while unhelpful, will not deter us from pursuing this type of irresponsible behaviour.”
Now what did this fool do? He and his bureaucratic mates spent £15,000 on prosecuting a company. Said company had given a man a few cardboard boxes, one of which was later found flytipped.
Thus they prosecuted the company for not making sure that their waste went to an approved waste disposal operative.
More importantly, they were striving mightily to make sure that no one could ever reuse material: which is quite insane when you think of it. Material must be \”disposed of\” not, reused by another person.
Take it to the extreme: you may not sell your used car, it must go for disposal by an approved and licensed disposer of cars.
Cretins, but then that\’s bureaucracy for you, people being stupid in offices.