A man from Hook has been given a fixed penalty notice for fly-tipping household waste outside a recycling site outside its normal opening hours.
A small fridge, baby gate and two cardboard boxes was among the rubbish dumped outside the recycling site at Airmyn in November 2020.
Following investigation, the resident was issued a £400 fly-tipping fixed penalty notice, which he paid early and therefore paid an amount of £300.
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.”
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East Riding of Yorkshire Council has reminded residents that they are responsible for disposing 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.
The council have warned that 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.
Although, household waste recycling sites are only currently open for essential waste due to the current lockdown restrictions. Visitors are being reminded to maintain two metre social distancing at all times, wash their hands before and after visiting and residents are advised to travel alone in their vehicles.
Council recycling sites are open 7 days a week – from 10am until 5pm – to find your closest site, click here and search for ‘recycling’.
Residents can report any fly-tipping or suspicious activity to the council on 01482 393939, or online by clicking here.