Leeds couple fined £800 for dumping rubbish on roadsides at Hollym, near Withernsea
A man and a woman from Leeds have been handed fixed penalties totalling £800 after they left rubbish on roadsides in Hollym, near Withernsea.
The couple were asked by a friend in Patrington to take black bags of rubbish to the nearby household waste recycling site in nearby Withernsea, but on the way they decided to dump the bags on the sides of quiet village roads.
The man and woman were both ordered to pay £400 fixed penalty notices by East Riding of Yorkshire Council for fly-tipping.
The bags of household waste were found on September 24 and 25 last year on Crofts Lane and North Carr Dales Lane in Hollym.
During an investigation, a streetscene enforcement officer from the council found evidence relating to an address in Patrington.
The resident of the address in Patrington said they gave the household waste to the Leeds couple, who both later admitted fly-tipping.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to remind residents they are responsible for disposing of their own waste properly and legally by using their household bins or taking it to their local household waste recycling site.
For larger loads they can also hire a licensed waste carrier to take the rubbish away, or use the council's own bulky waste collection service.
Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "The responsibility lies with the resident to make sure they dispose of their waste correctly and legally and to help us prevent fly-tipping."
Anyone caught fly-tipping could be ordered to pay a £400 fixed penalty notice or the case can be taken to court, where they face an unlimited fine or even imprisonment.
- 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.
- 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
- To find your nearest household waste recycling site visit the council's website eastriding.gov.uk/recycling