Hull man given fixed penalty notice following fly-tip on Hedon bypass

Date
Thu, 25 Feb 2021
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A man from Hull has paid a fixed penalty notice for failing in his duty of care to ensure that his waste was taken by a registered waste carrier.  

The waste consisted of garden waste, clothing, bedding and some general household waste.

The report of a fly-tip on Hedon bypass was brought to the attention of the enforcement team in January 2021, and following an investigation, the man was issued a £300 fixed penalty notice.

This man was interviewed by a postal questionnaire in which he admitted he did not obtain the correct documentation or check to see where his waste was going to be deposited.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to remind residents to make relevant checks before handing over their waste to any carrier - as they are risking having their rubbish fly-tipped and receiving a fine themselves.

When hiring anyone to take away rubbish, residents are urged to check they are using a licensed waste carrier by following the council's SCRAP Code (SEE BELOW) which advises what simple checks they need to make.

Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "The responsibility lies with the resident to make the necessary checks to ensure their waste will be disposed of correctly and legally.

"To help prevent fly-tipping, residents should use properly registered waste carriers, get a receipt and take the person's details."

Residents are asked to dispose of waste using their own household wheelie bins, or take it to their local household waste recycling site, use the council's own bulky waste collection service, or hire a licensed waste carrier to take the rubbish away.

Fly-tipping information:

  • 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
  • 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.

The SCRAP Code

Residents are urged to follow the SCRAP Code and make the following checks when hiring anyone to take away their rubbish:

  • Suspect - Beware of rogue waste carriers. Reputable companies do not usually make direct approaches. If in any doubt as to whether someone is a legitimate waste carrier, do not allow them to take your waste.
  • Check - Ask to see their waste carrier registration details and verify them by checking the online register at data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers or by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506. Note down the registration number of the vehicle used to take your waste away.
  • Refuse - Refuse unsolicited offers to have any rubbish taken away. Always carry out your own research and choose who you wish to approach.
  • Ask - Always ask what exactly is going to happen to your rubbish and seek evidence that it is going to be disposed of appropriately. A legitimate, professional waste carrier who wants your business should not object to being asked reasonable questions.
  • Paperwork - Make sure you get a proper receipt containing the written information for your waste. This should include what has been removed and where it will be going. Make sure the firm's or trades person's details are included.
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