North East Lincolnshire Council has launched a new CCTV scheme to stop fly-tipping.
Environmental enforcement officers are releasing CCTV images of people caught fly-tipping in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
The Council is urging people to identify the people in the pictures so that enforcement officers can speak to them about the offences. Information can be given anonymously.
Members of the public can view the images and fill out the online reporting form at www.nelincs.gov.uk/caught-on-camera.
Councillor Ron Shepherd said: “Most people manage their waste well and I’d like to thank everyone for the way they are helping us by taking responsibility for their waste during the pandemic.
“Fly-tipping is a crime and the council investigates all incidents. Anyone who is caught risks a £400 fixed penalty notice. Where we find enough evidence, we will take offenders to court where the penalties can be much harsher.
“Fly-tipping is a national problem. We all have 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.”
You can check the register by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 or by visiting https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers.
If you have any information to help the CCTV scheme to stop fly-tipping and identify those in the images, contact North East Lincolnshire Council confidentially by calling 01472 326300 or by filling out the form on www.nelincs.gov.uk/caught-on-camera.