A Hull takeaway has been fined £1,800 after committing an environmental crime.
The owner of Haworth Pizza in Cottingham Road, Hull, was prosecuted at Hull Magistrates’ Court after CCTV footage captured rubbish from the takeaway being emptied into Haworth Street.
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The offender was interviewed under caution and denied that the waste was from his business. He failed to pay the fixed penalty notice and as a result, the matter was referred for prosecution.
Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for waste management at Hull City Council, said: “This waste was deposited without any concern for the impact it would have in the local neighbourhood.
““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.
“We encourage members of the public not to shrink from reporting any perpetrators they see. We will prosecute – and those convicted will be named and shamed in the hope that we can stamp out this anti-social behaviour.”
All businesses have a legal obligation to manage their wastes responsibly.