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Goole woman fined for dumping fridge freezer in back alley

PLEASE NOTE: The Goole woman has not been named because the case did not progress to court

A woman from Goole was fined £300 after her fridge freezer was dumped in one of the town’s back alleys, which was caught on CCTV cameras.

The woman admitted the fly-tipping offence and was ordered to pay a fixed penalty by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The council is currently running a Love Where You Live campaign targeted at town centre streets in Goole to help clamp down on fly-tipping and to urge more people to take pride in where they live.

The fridge freezer was abandoned in the access road between Weatherill Street and Jackson Street in Goole on 12 July this year.

The offence was captured on the council’s CCTV cameras and investigations by the council’s streetscene enforcement team found which address the fridge had come from.

When interviewed, the woman admitted the fridge freezer belonged to her, but said she had asked a family member to put it in the alley.

However, she admitted she was responsible for causing the waste to be dumped and was issued with the fixed penalty.

Residents are reminded they are responsible for disposing of their own waste properly and legally by using their household bins or taking larger items of waste to their local household waste recycling site, which in this case is at Airmyn.

For larger loads they can also hire a licensed waste carrier to take the rubbish away, or they can use the council’s own bulky waste collection service.

Carl Skelton, acting director of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We have a particular problem with fly-tipping in the back alleys of Goole and we need people’s help to stop this from happening.

“We will continue to investigate every incident reported to us and always take action when we can.”

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

Fly-tipping information:

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.

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

To find your nearest household waste recycling site visit the council’s website www.eastriding.gov.uk/recycling

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