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Fly-tipping in Beverley costs £2,794.44

A Hull man who advertised his illegal rubbish disposal services on Facebook has been ordered to pay a total of £2,794.44 after admitting fly-tipping in Beverley. Tables, metal cages, car seats, cardboard boxes, a gas bottle and other household items were found dumped at the side of the road in Long Lane, Beverley, in March 2017.

The 30-year-old initially pleaded not guilty to the illegal disposal of waste but changed his plea to guilty before a trial at Beverley Magistrates’ Court. He was fined £1,000 and was ordered to pay costs of £1,694.44 and a victim surcharge of £100.

East Riding Council says enforcement officers are dealing with a growing number of cases where residents have hired illegal waste carriers through social media – but later discovered their waste was fly-tipped. 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. And if any fly-tipped waste can be traced back to the resident it came from, they too could face an unlimited fine in court.