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Five people from Hull and East Riding areas fined for fly-tipping or litter offences

Date
Thu, 31 Oct 2019
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Five people from the Hull and East Riding areas have been fined for incidents of fly-tipping or littering.

Action has been taken against the residents following reports from the public and investigations by streetscene enforcement officers at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The following cases have all been dealt with by way of fixed penalty notices:

A woman from Hull received a £200 fixed penalty notice after rubbish including a sofa and black bin bags of household waste was found dumped in Long Lane, Beverley, in July this year.

The woman had paid a man £20 to remove the items from her home, but they were later found fly-tipped at the side of the road.

She was fined for failing in her duty of care for not checking if she was using a licenced waste carrier to take her property and what would happen to the waste.

A man from Hull received a £200 fixed penalty notice after rubbish including household waste and clothing were found dumped in West Newton on 9 September this year.

The man admitted he paid a ‘man with a van’ to remove the waste from his home, but it was later found dumped at the side of the road.

He was fined for failing in his duty of care for not checking if he was using a licenced waste carrier to take his property and what would happen to the waste.

A man from Hull received a £100 fixed penalty notice for dumping waste in Carr Lane, Long Riston.

The man said that, following a trip to a waste and recycling site, he realised he had left a bag of rubbish in his car, so he left it on the roadside.

The waste, which was mainly food packaging, was found on 12 July this year.

A man from Beverley received a £100 fixed penalty notice after he was caught throwing litter from his car.

The man was seen carrying out the littering on Grovehill Road, Beverley, in September this year by a streetscene enforcement officer from the council.

He admitted an offence of littering and was issued with the fixed penalty notice.

A man from Bridlington received a £100 fixed penalty notice after he was caught throwing litter from his car.

The man was seen carrying out the littering on Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington, in September this year by a streetscene enforcement officer from the council.

He admitted an offence of littering and was issued with the fixed penalty notice.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to remind residents they are responsible for disposing of their own waste properly and legally – either by using their household bins or taking it to their local household waste recycling site.

Residents are also reminded of the risks of using illegal firms or individuals who advertise waste collection services, but instead they fly-tip the waste they collect.

To prevent themselves becoming the victims of fly-tipping, residents are encouraged to use the council’s SCRAP Code (SEE BELOW) which advises what checks they need to make when hiring someone to take away rubbish to make sure they are genuine.

Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “To help prevent fly-tipping, residents have a responsibility to make sure they dispose of their waste correctly and legally.

“Use our household waste and recycling sites or hire registered waste carriers who operate legally, get a receipt and take the person’s details. If not you could be left paying a fine.”

Fly-tipping information:

  • Residents can report any fly-tipping or suspicious activity to the council on 01482 393939, or online at eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping
  • People are asked not to touch any fly-tipped waste or approach anyone they see fly-tipping.
  • To find your nearest household waste recycling site visit the council’s website eastriding.gov.uk and search for ‘recycling’.
  • The council provides a service offering to take away bulky waste, which costs £31 for up to five items, and can be booked through the website. Just search for ‘bulky waste collections’.
  • For guidance on how to check if a person is a licensed registered waste carrier visit the council’s website eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping
  • Firms operating legally will hold a waste carriers’ licence and be registered with the Environment Agency. Residents can check that registration online at environment-agency.gov.uk/publicregister or by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506.

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