Man Fined $50,000 for illegal Dump

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 2:57 PM GMT-5

It was reported that Marlon Richards was taken from his St. Andrew home last month because he was operating an informal dump at the premises. When he appeared in the Court recently he was fined $50,000.00 for operating a disposal facility without a license and failing to remove litter.

It is alleged that he pleaded guilty to both charges.


He will be returning to Court on the 27th of June for sentencing on other charges, but for now his fine was $50,000.00 or 3 months in jail for failing to remove litter.

Richards had failed to comply with warning notices from the (NSWMA) National Solid Waste Management Authority, he was told to stop dumping waste in the Residential Community and then he was arrested on February 20.

Sources revealed that the accused offered garbage removal services and refused to take the waste to the Riverton disposal site as he wanted to avoid the fee.

Richards had old refrigerators, construction debris, old beds, old mattresses, car parts and other types of old material that he stored.

The residents in the area were upset about having the junk in the community and they spoke to the police about it.
The NSWMA went back to the premises and removed the debris which they called a health hazard. After they had removed 8 loads, they still had more junk to be removed from the property.

People in the community seemed to be glad to see that the place was being cleaned up.

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