Cost-cutting hairdresser fined for waste offences

West Yorkshire salon manager fined £2,000 for not holding a business waste contract

A West Yorkshire hairdresser has been fined in Leeds Magistrates’ Court for waste offences, including the illegal disposing of business waste and forging a receipt for waste disposal.

Carl Deacey, manager at Arena Hair Studio, situated in Wetherby, was not in possession of a business waste contract when he was contacted by Leeds City Council environmental officers in August last year.

Hairdresser fined for using public bins for trade waste

The hairdressers in Wetherby


The council officers had received complaints from the public that the hairdressing salon was using town centre public waste bins to dispose of its commercial waste.

Therefore, environmental officers handed Mr Deacey a legal notice demanding him to prove, with paper documentation, that his business had a valid waste management contract with a certified waste operator.

The hairdresser supplied the council officers with a waste disposal receipt, however, following an investigation, it was found that Mr Deacey had paid a waste contractor to forge a fake receipt. It emerged that Arena Hair Studio had not been in possession of a waste contract since it was established 35 years ago.

Mr Deacey appeared in Leeds Magistrates’ Court and was fined £2,000 under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 after pleading guilty to the waste offences.

Judging magistrates said that forging the documentation was a serious offence and disposing of business waste in council public bins was potentially harmful to the public’s health.

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