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Goole woman fined £400 for dumping rubbish in alleyway

A Goole woman has been fined £400 for dumping bags of rubbish in a back alley, during a campaign to crack down on fly-tipping in the town.

Black bags of household waste were left near a child’s toy car, car parts and a cardboard box full of waste which had been dumped at the rear of houses on Weatherill Street on or around 12 December 2017.

Streetscene enforcement officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council investigated the fly-tipping and recovered evidence at the scene which led them to the offender.

The Goole woman admitted fly-tipping some of the waste and was issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice from the council.

Mike Featherby, head of streetscene services at the council, said: “This is the latest fine to be issued by the council following our recent campaign to tackle fly-tipping and littering in Goole. The council will take similar action against anyone found to be leaving waste illegally in the streets and back alleys of Goole. As part of the campaign, households in the worst affected areas were given clear information on how to dispose of their waste legally and local residents have been visited by our enforcement officers.”

The council continues to warn residents across the area that they are responsible for disposing of their own waste properly and legally.

Residents can either take their waste to their local household waste recycling site, hire a licensed waste carrier to take the rubbish away, or use the council’s own bulky waste collection service.

Anyone caught fly-tipping could be ordered to pay a £400 fixed penalty notice, or if the case goes to court they could face an unlimited fine or even imprisonment.

A fixed penalty notice gives offenders the opportunity to discharge liability for the offence but can only be issued when they admit the offence, otherwise the issue may be taken to court.

Fly-tipping information:

  • To find your nearest household waste recycling site visit the council’s website www.eastriding.gov.uk and search for ‘recycling’.
  • 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
  • The council provides a service offering to take away bulky waste, which costs £30 for up to five items, and can be booked through the website. Just search for ‘bulky waste collections’.
  • 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.

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