Hull man ordered to pay £391.28 after waste found fly-tipped near Ganstead, Hull
A man from Hull has been fined after waste belonging to a woman was found dumped in Thirtleby, near Ganstead, Hull.
Lee Peck, of Tanfield Grove Hull, took rubbish from an address in Hull. The waste was later found fly-tipped at the side of the road in Coniston Lane, Thirtleby.
Peck pleaded guilty to failing in his duty of care to make sure the waste was disposed of legally, when he appeared at Hull Magistrates' Court on Friday 18 February.
He was fined £200 and was ordered to pay £157.28 costs and a victim surcharge of £34.
The court heard a streetscene enforcement officer from East Riding of Yorkshire Council was called to Coniston Lane, Thirtleby, on 17 August last year following a report of fly-tipping.
The officer found a pile of boxes, paperwork and general household waste that has been dumped.
Evidence found at the scene led to an address in Hull, and the officer later interviewed a woman from the address.
The woman stated that Peck had taken some rubbish away whilst doing a job at the address. Both mother and daughter provided evidence, including CCTV footage of Peck loading the waste into a vehicle.
The officer tried to speak to Peck, but he did not respond to any contact from the council, and therefore the case was escalated to court.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to remind residents they are responsible for disposing of their own waste properly and legally by using their household bins or by taking the rubbish to their local household waste recycling site.
For larger loads they can also hire a licensed waste carrier to take the rubbish away, or they can use the council's own bulky waste collection service.
Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "We always urge people to use bins, household waste recycling sites, or hire registered waste carriers who operate legally, get a receipt and take the person's details.
"People are responsible for disposing of their own rubbish. If people take that responsibility seriously they will help prevent fly-tipping from happening."
Anyone caught fly-tipping could be ordered to pay a £400 fixed penalty notice or the case can be taken to court, where they face an unlimited fine or even imprisonment.
When hiring anyone to take away rubbish, residents are urged to always follow the council's SCRAP Code which advises what checks they need to make.
To operate legally any firm that removes waste needs to be registered with the Environment Agency as a licensed waste carrier.
- 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.
- 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
- To find your nearest household waste recycling site visit the council's website www.eastriding.gov.uk/recycling