A man and a woman have been prosecuted for fly-tipping in Hull.
A 31-year-old woman has been landed with a £1,175 fine after her waste was found dumped in Oakington Garth, Hull.
Sarah Cook, a resident of Oakington Garth, was found guilty at Hull Magistrates’ Court after failing to respond to the enforcement action that was issued against her by Hull City Council.
As a result, she was prosecuted under section 108 Environment Act 1995.
31-year-old David Alan Alcroft, of Tunis Street, Hull, was also prosecuted under section 110(2)(b) Environment Act 1995, after his waste was found dumped in Tunis Street.
Hull Magistrates Court has ordered Mr Alcroft to pay £1,400 for his offences.
Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for waste management at Hull City Council, said: “Everyone plays a role in looking after our environment and helping to tackle fly-tipping. By taking a tough stance on enforcement, we can deter any potential offenders.
“If you pay anyone to remove and dispose of your waste who is not a registered waste carrier and this is found fly-tipped in Hull, you may face enforcement action. This could be in the form of a fixed penalty, prosecution and an unlimited fine. Furthermore, conviction means a criminal record.
“Always ask to see a copy of their registered waste carrier’s certificate.”
Check whether someone is a registered waste carrier at the Environment Agency website or by calling 03708 506506.