A MAN who was transporting controlled waste without a licence has been fined.

Darren Dredge, of Hatherden Lane, Hatherden, admitted working as a registered carrier on July 27, last year, during a hearing at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on January 31.

He was stopped by Test Valley Borough Council officers in Charlton.

He denied two other counts of carrying out the role and dumping controlled waste at Foxcotte Park, the home of Andover New Street FC, both on July 26 last year.

At the same court on April 11, no evidence was offered to the two not guilty charges.

The 48-year-old was then fined £633 and ordered to pay costs of £500 for transporting the waste without a licence. He must also pay a £63 victim surcharge.

A spokesperson from the council’s environmental service team, said: “If you are advertising yourself as a waste carrier, or carrying out work like this then you must know the rules and regulations that are in place for good reason.

“The council’s environmental service is always happy to help with those who are unsure of their waste responsibilities. I would urge anyone looking for assistance in getting rid of their waste to check the licences and qualifications of those who offer to help.

“I am pleased that we have been successful in this prosecution and I hope this acts as a sufficient deterrent going forward.”