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Beverley man fined for dumping rubbish in lay-by

The pile of waste fly-tipped in the Deepdale layby in Bishop Burton

A Beverley man has been fined £400 by East Riding of Yorkshire Council for dumping rubbish in Bishop Burton.

A pile of waste including builders’ materials, offcuts of wood, screws, paperwork and cardboard boxes was found in the Deepdale lay-by at Bishop Burton on October 6th this year by a streetscene enforcement officer from the council.

An investigation traced the rubbish back to the Beverley man, who admitted fly-tipping.

The council issued him with a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice, but that was reduced to £300 after it was paid within 10 days.

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

East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to warn residents 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.

Mike Featherby, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The council investigates all reports of fly-tipping and any evidence found will be used to take further action which could include a fixed penalty or prosecution.”

  • 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.