A WORCESTER man has been ordered to pay over £1,800 for a variety of crimes related to waste disposal.

Sam Richards, 32, of Bilford Road, failed to take measures to secure the transport of waste to an authorised person or to a person for authorised transport purposes.

Mr Richards carried, kept, treated, and disposed of commercial waste including general waste, cardboard and other packaging-related items between June 6 2020 and June 6 2022.

He was a person subject to a care of duty in respect of controlled waste in Herefordshire.

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In a separate incident in Hereford, Mr Richards was not a registered carrier of controlled waste, but still transported controlled waste, such as cardboard, plastic and various other assorted commercial waste items produced by him and his business to a place in Great Britain, with a view to make profit between May 24 and May 27 last year.

Between the same period of time in Hereford, he also deposited controlled waste, including cardboard, plastic and various other assorted commercial waste items produced by him and his business, in or on land within the main car park of Haugh Woods, without the authority of a current environmental permit.

Richards pleaded guilty to all three counts at Hereford Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (February 21).

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He was fined £800 and was made to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £80.

Richards was also ordered to pay costs of £1000.

He has to pay £60 per month starting from March 21, until the total balance of £1880 has been paid.