Goole man fined £300 after being caught on CCTV dumping a mattress

Wed, 20 Nov 2019

A man from Goole has been fined £300 after he was caught on CCTV dumping a mattress in a town alleyway.

The man is the latest to receive a fixed penalty notice from East Riding of Yorkshire Council following a crackdown on fly-tipping in Goole’s back streets.

A number of mattresses were found abandoned in the alleys behind Weatherill Street and Jackson Street on 8 August this year.

The fly-tipping was investigated by a streetscene enforcement officer from the council, who discovered CCTV footage from a local business showing a man carrying a mattress to the rear of Jackson Street and leaving it there.

A man from Goole was interviewed and he admitted leaving the mattress on the street between Jackson Street and Weatherill Street, but he said he was moving it away from private land, from an alley behind his own home, after it had been dumped there by someone else.

The man was given a £300 fixed penalty for the fly-tipping offence.

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, taking it to their local household waste recycling site or using the council’s bulky waste service.

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.”

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.

Fly-tipping information:

  • Residents can report any fly-tipping or suspicious activity to the council on 01482 393939, or online at
  • 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 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
  • Firms operating legally will hold a waste carriers’ licence and be registered with the Environment Agency. Residents can check that registration online at or by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506.