Waste is everywhere, usually bundled up on the side of a street. Bin bags and broken televisions and rundown settees and empty cardboard boxes litter the gutter, as though the person dumping them assumes the council can somehow pick up junk without notification.
Local newspapers are awash with tales of waste on city streets, as well as unresponsive council authorities failing to remove rubbish. After all, litter and bin bags attract vermin and increase the spread of dangerous germs.
But what about when waste is dumped by someone who should know better?
This was the question being asked by local authorities who spotted a medical student dumping nine bags of rubbish on a side street in Manchester.
According to the Mirror, 33-year-old Charlotte Lynch was caught on CCTV dumping the bags and driving away. The waste was then pulled open by a local resident and left to scatter across the road.
When caught, Lynch become worried about her position in the medical world if criminal charges were brought against her, offering to simply pay for the removal of the bags.
Lynch was charged with two counts of illegally dumping waste. She was fined £140 and ordered to pay damages of £772.58 and a £20 victim surcharge.
Cases like this cost councils thousands of pounds every year. But Lynch’s involvement with the medical profession makes this a more concerning case.
Without effective waste provision and knowledge of disposal, hygiene will ultimately be put at risk. Our waste services offer the perfect solution in a medical environment – so contact us and make sure toxic rubbish doesn’t lie around in your hospital.