Man fined after he was caught fly-tipping on CCTV
A man was fined £400 for fly-tipping in Alexandra Road, Hull, after a mobile CCTV camera caught him in the act.
A woman was also fined £400 after fly-tipping her household waste.
She was identified after a local resident contacted the council to report the waste that had been dumped in Sharp Street.
Enforcement officers sorted through the rubbish which included an old mattress amongst other household waste, and found evidence which linked her to the crime.
They are just two of the numerous offenders guilty of fly-tipping over the last few months.
Hull City Council uses mobile CCTV cameras to catch people dumping waste in known fly-tipping hot spots across the city.
Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for waste management, said:
“I’d like to thank residents for reporting fly-tipping, which led to our officer investigating, sorting through bags and identifying the culprit in Sharp Street.
“Fly-tipping your waste is an incredibly selfish thing to do. Not only is it unfair on other residents, but it is extremely harmful to the environment and causes unnecessary cost to the council to clean it up.
“This action shows that the council will continue to take a tough line on fly-tipping and investigate all reports with a view of taking enforcement action against those responsible.”
Meanwhile, Hull City Council have distributed litter picking equipment to over 200 people in the city this year.
A city-wide fly-tipping campaign was also launched last month to remind people of how to dispose of their waste.
Residents can report litter louts and fly-tippers by calling 01482 300300 or visiting the Hull City Council website.