Berkshire news Woman turns garden into illegal scrap metal yard business PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Mirela Nicolae was handed a hefty fine by Reading Magistrates' Court
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A woman turned her garden into an illegal scrap metal yard business - but was caught after rubbish was dumped just half-a-mile away from her home. Mirela Nicolae filled her Slough backyard with metal fridges, bed frames, bathroom furniture, prams and engines parts. The 56-year-old then broke them up, loaded her van full of valuable metal and took them to London where they were sold off to scrap yards. Slough borough council's investigation led council officers to Nicolae's Canterbury Avenue home just half a mile away from where the rubbish had been dumped. When officers visited her home they found it was being used as an unauthorised and unlicensed waste transfer station. Nicolae left the country a day after her van was seized on November 28, 2019, and she was slapped with a warrant under the Environment Act 1995.
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. Nicolae appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Friday May 7 and admitted two charges of dealing scrap metal without a licence contrary to the Scrap Metal Dealer’s Act 2013, and failing to provide waste documents contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
She was fined a total of £1,120 and ordered to pay council prosecution costs of £2,000 and a victim surcharge of £122 Councillor Pavitar K. Mann, lead member for planning and regulation, said: “Licences are there to make businesses responsible for their day to day activity. “And a home garden is not a suitable place to run such a business from. “Flytipping and illegal sites like this one was, leave all residents paying for the removal of other people’s rubbish.”
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