Grimsby man in court for fly-tipping offences

Grimsby man in court for fly-tipping offences

Grimsby man in court for fly-tipping offences

A Grimsby man has appeared at Grimsby Magistrates Court and handed a fine of £640 after he was charged with two fly tipping offences.

CCTV cameras twice captured footage of 65-year-old Muslim Ugurlu, Macaulay Street, Grimsby, when he drove to Garibaldi Street car park and dumped several bags of rubbish next to the recycling bins.

The footage captures Ugurlu driving up to the bins, taking several bags of rubbish from the back of his car and dumping them on the ground next to the recycling bins.

On 24 May, he was spotted alone.

However in a second incident on 27 May 2019, a passenger was seen helping him.

Environmental enforcement officers used Ugurlu’s car registration to trace him.

Ugurlu was traced using his car registration, before being interviewed on 17 January 2020.

He was served with a £400 fixed penalty notice the following month.

However, when he failed to pay the FPN, he was taken to court where he pleaded guilty to two fly-tipping offences.

He was fined £400 and ordered to pay £200 costs and a £40 victim surcharge.

Councillor Ron Shepherd said:

“There’s no excuse for fly-tipping. Bags of rubbish like those dumped in the Garibaldi Street car park can be taken to the tip in Grimsby or Immingham and disposed of legally.

“Grimsby tip is just a short drive from the town centre and both tips are open daily.

“Fly-tipping is a crime and we investigate all incidents. Anyone who is caught risks a £400 fixed penalty notice, or more if the case goes to court.

“Fly-tipping is a national problem and we can all help prevent it.

“Everyone has a legal obligation, or duty of care, to make sure our waste is disposed of correctly.

“Most people dispose of their waste responsibly, but a small minority don’t.

“The best way to stop organised fly tipping is to make sure that only authorised waste carriers take your waste away.

“The simplest way to check is to ask for their carrier licence number and visit the Environment Agency’s waste carrier register.”

The council spent £41,286 on disposing of fly-tipped waste between April and October last year, with officers issuing a total of 67 FPNs.

67, 53 people were fined £400 for fly-tipping and another 11 were fined £100 for littering offences.

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