A waste contractor in the U.K. is fined for dumping waste containing personal data of former care home residents

13 May 2013

A WASTE contractor has been prosecuted for fly-tipping personal documents from residents in a Hull care home.

Benson Khiumba was prosecuted for dumping controlled waste from Woodford Care Home, in Holderness Road.

After failing to appear in court In April, Khiumba was arrested and prosecuted for three offences under the Environmental Protection Act and one under the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act.

He dumped waste containing personal and sensitive data relating to former residents in Burma Drive, east Hull.

Khiumba, of Brook Close in Bulwell, Nottingham, was fined £110 and ordered to pay costs of £250 and a victim surcharge of £15.

Woodford’s operator Bostan Care Homes was also prosecuted and charged a total of £1,015 after pleading guilty to an offence under the Environmental Protection Act.

Councillor John Hewitt, portfolio holder for neighbourhoods and communities, said: “It is unacceptable that anyone fly-tips waste, but in this instance it is even more so due to the sensitive and personal nature of the rubbish that was discovered.

“I hope that everyone involved in this case have learned a valuable lesson from this prosecution and will dispose of their waste in the correct manner in future.”