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Hook man issued fixed penalty notice for fly-tipping offence

A man from Hook has paid a fixed penalty notice for fly-tipping household waste which was dumped outside a household waste recycling site outside of its normal opening times.

The items, which consisted of a small fridge, a baby gate and two small cardboard boxes were left at the recycling site at Airmyn in November 2020. The incident was brought to the attention of the enforcement team, and following an investigation, the resident was issued a £400 fly-tipping fixed penalty notice, which they chose to pay early and therefore paid an amount of £300.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to remind residents they are responsible for disposing of their own waste properly and legally – either by using their household bins, taking it to their local household waste recycling site or using the council’s bulky waste service.

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

The council’s household waste recycling sites are open 7 days a week – from 10am until 5pm. This excludes Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The sites are open for household waste only (no business waste). More information on site locations and what can be taken can be found at: https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/environment/bins-rubbish-recycling/tips-and-recycling-sites/

Household waste recycling sites are currently open for essential waste only due to the current lockdown restrictions. Visitors must maintain 2 metre social distancing at all times, wash their hands before and after visiting and residents are advised to travel alone in their vehicles. If the sites are busy, traffic control measures may be put in place.

Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “It’s not acceptable for individuals to dump waste outside of a household waste recycling site. If that happens, like in this case, we will investigate and we will take the appropriate action.”

Fly-tipping information:

  • To find your nearest household waste recycling site visit the council’s website 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 eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping
  • The council provides a service offering to take away bulky waste, which costs £31 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 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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