Hull man ordered to pay £322 after rubbish was found dumped in Hessle

Wed, 07 Nov 2018

A Hull man has been ordered to pay a total of £322 after rubbish belonging to him was found dumped in Hessle.

The waste, including clothing, bedding, a rucksack, cardboard boxes, crockery and other personal items, was found fly-tipped in front of a private garage off Bedford Road.

River Silk, of Benedict Road, Boothferry Estate, Hull, pleaded guilty to failing in his duty of care by not checking he was using an authorised waste carrier, when he appeared before Beverley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 31 October.

Mr Silk was fined £100 and was ordered to pay £192 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

The court heard environmental control officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council were called to a tenfoot access off Bedford Road, Hessle, to investigate a report of fly-tipping on 30 May this year.

Evidence found at the scene related to Mr Silk, who admitted some of the rubbish belonged to him.

Mr Silk said a man called at his former home in Hessle offering to take away metal items. Mr Silk paid the man £40 to take away some metal items and also his other waste, which was later found dumped off Bedford Road.

To prevent incidents of fly-tipping, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is urging residents to take any waste that can’t go in their bins to their local household waste recycling site, or use the council’s own bulky waste collection service, or hire a licensed waste carrier to take the rubbish away.

Tina Holtby, interim public protection group manager at the council, said: “We continue to remind residents they are responsible for disposing of their own waste properly and legally.

“Please follow the council’s SCRAP Code and make sure the people you are using to take away your rubbish hold a waste carriers’ licence.”

Anyone caught fly-tipping could receive a £400 fixed penalty notice, or if the case goes to court they could face an unlimited fine or even imprisonment.

If that fly-tipped rubbish can be traced to its owner, the resident can face an unlimited fine.

Fly-tipping information:

  • To find your nearest household waste recycling site visit the council’s website www.eastriding.gov.uk and search for ‘recycling’.
  • For guidance on how to check if a person is a licensed registered waste carrier visit the council’s website www.eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping
  • The council provides a service offering to take away bulky waste, which costs £30 for up to five items, and can be booked through the website. Just search for ‘bulky waste collections’.
  • Residents can report any fly-tipping or suspicious activity to the council on 01482 393939, or online at www.eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping
  • People are asked not to touch any fly-tipped waste or approach anyone they see fly-tipping.