Hairdresser Faces Financial Ruin After Using Wrong Bin Bags

Posted on 13th October 2017

Our Reviews

4.9 / 5 Based on 4249 Reviews
Read all reviews »

A hairdresser has faced a £2,700 bill that could leave her in financial ruin after using the wrong coloured bin bags.

Claire Hall made the horrifying mistake of using domestic-style black bags instead of a grey trade one. It was this act that lead to the single mum and her former business partner being taken to court by Birmingham City Council and ordered to pay the £2,724 bill within a fortnight.

“If I can’t pay, the bailiffs will come and that’s my shop gone, so I will have to empty my bank account,” says Claire, who was met with “57 page of evidence” and three “intimidating” visits from the council.

However, the council has said that Claire and her business partner had admitted three offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 when officers first discovered the commercial waste outside in March of last year. They were issued five “demand for information” notices before they were finally prosecuted.
Head of the Waste Enforcement Unit at Birmingham City Council, Tom Quigley, said the authority takes a “strong stance” against business disposing of commercial waste through domestic collections.

A fund rising page has been set up to help Claire raise enough money to clear her bill. Founded by local barber Paul Murray, he says, “The punishment is wholly disproportionate to the crime.”

Who do you think is at fault here?


Join Us Today!


Our Reviews

4.9 / 5 Based on 4249 Reviews
Read all reviews »

Great and to the point, not trying to charge an arm and a leg for something like most others. Very happy, Vagabond's Barbershop

3 hours ago

Quick easy efficient, very good value

on Sep 20th

Very stright forward to set my policy, great experience

on Sep 19th
This website is intended for customers based in the UK and is therefore subject to the UK regulatory regime(s) © Copyright 2020 Salon Gold | Salon Gold, Holistic Gold, Counselling Gold, Fitness Gold and Henry Seymour & Co. are trading names of Barkdene Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 303965) for our insurance distribution and credit broking activities. Barkdene Limited is a credit broker not a lender. You can check this on the Financial Services register Registered in England No 1842617. Registered Office – Chancery House, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1JB. All rights reserved.
Get a Quote