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The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Interference with waste sites and receptacles for waste

29.—(1) No person shall sort over or disturb—

(a)anything deposited at a place for the deposit of waste provided by a district council or by a waste disposal contractor under arrangements made with a district council;

(b)anything deposited in a receptacle for waste, whether for public or private use, provided by a district council or by a waste disposal contractor under arrangements made with a district council or by a holder of a waste management licence; or

(c)the contents of any receptacle for waste which, in accordance with a requirement under Articles 21 or 22, is placed on any road or in any other place with a view to its being emptied;

unless he has the relevant consent or right do so so specified in paragraph (2).

(2) The consent or right that is relevant for the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) is—

(a)in the case of sub-paragraph (a), the consent of the council or contractor who provides the place for the deposit of the waste;

(b)in the case of sub-paragraph (b), the consent of the council or contractor or other person who provides the receptacle for the deposit of the waste;

(c)in the case of sub-paragraph (c), the right to the custody of the receptacle, the consent of the person having the right to the custody of the receptacle or the right conferred by the function under this Part of emptying such receptacles.

(3) A person who contravenes paragraph (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of an amount not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

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