A MAN from Hull has paid a fixed penalty notice for failing in his duty of care to ensure that his waste was taken by a registered waste carrier. The waste fly-tipped on Hedon bypass comprised of garden waste, clothing, bedding and general household waste.
The report of a fly-tip on Hedon bypass was brought to the attention of the enforcement team in January 2021, and following an investigation, the man was issued a £300 fixed penalty notice. This man was interviewed by a postal questionnaire in which he admitted he did not obtain the correct documentation or check to see where his waste was going to be deposited.
Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The responsibility lies with the resident to make the necessary checks to ensure their waste will be disposed of correctly and legally. To help prevent fly-tipping, residents should use properly registered waste carriers, get a receipt and take the person’s details.”
Residents are asked to dispose of waste using their own household wheelie bins, or take it to their local household waste recycling site, use the council’s own bulky waste collection service, or hire a licensed waste carrier to take the rubbish away.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to remind residents to make relevant checks before handing over their waste to any carrier – as they are risking having their rubbish fly-tipped and receiving a fine themselves.
- 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
- 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.