Five fined for fly-tipping in Hull
Five Hull residents have each been handed £400 fines after they were caught fly-tipping in Hull.
The offenders were caught dumping waste in Beverley Road, Wellsted Street, Alfred Street and Exmouth Street.
All five incidents are thought to have been separate.
Hull City Council has now issued a warning to residents to ensure they dispose of their waste responsibly through the services it provides to avoid receiving a fine or legal prosecution.
Earlier this year, the local authority launched a citywide fly-tipping campaign reminding people of how to dispose of their waste.
People who are caught fly-tipping will be fined £400, or prosecuted with the possibility of an unlimited fine and the recovery of clean-up costs.
The campaign also focuses on reminding people not to engage with rogue waste removers via social media, who offer often very cheap waste services before illegally dumping it in the city.
Doug Sharp, head of waste management at Hull City Council, said:
“These fines could have easily been avoided if the waste was disposed of correctly.
“Residents have access to our wheelie bin collections, free bulky collection scheme or the three household waste and recycling centres located throughout Hull.
“If you are unsure about how to manage your waste, please contact the council directly so we can advise you on your best option.”
To ensure waste is not fly-tipped, residents are advised to dispose and recycle household waste through regular kerbside collections, or to contact Hull City Council to dispose of bulky waste.
Local waste and recycling sites remain open, subject to social distancing rules.
If you use a contractor, you should always ask to see a waste carrier’s licence, avoid paying cash and always ask for a receipt.
“If prices seems too good to be true, they probably are,” added a council spokesperson.
If waste is subsequently found fly-tipped, the resident could be fined or face prosecution