Residents are being warned to dispose of their waste correctly, after a man was fined £400 for fly-tipping a TV.
The TV was found dumped in Suffolk Street, Hull, in October last year and led to a fine being issued to a man who was linked to the offence. The offender was caught after Hull City Council placed a mobile camera to catch fly-tippers in a known hot-spot.
And now Hull residents are being reminded of the services available to avoid ending up with a hefty fine. These include kerbside collection schemes, free bulky items collection, or making use of the city’s three household waste and recycling centres. The centres are located in Sutton Fields, Wiltshire Road and Burma Drive.
In addition, a man and woman were also fined £400 each after dumping household waste in Minton Street, Hull.
Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for waste management, said: “On both occasions, the easiest thing to do would have been to take any excess waste to the tip, or contact the council directly about the options available to them, including bulky items collection or kerbside collection schemes in their local area.
“By flouting the advice they’ve not only been irresponsible, but also ended up with hefty fines which could have been easily avoided.”
Before visiting the household waste and recycling centres, residents are required to sort through their waste. They are also reminded to bring a resident’s pass which was provided in the annual waste and recycling packs. For more information about this, visit the Hull City Council website.
Councillor Harrison continued: “We also wish to remind residents to not be tempted to use rogue waste collectors who are unregistered with the Environment Agency. Many of these illegal businesses can be found on Gumtree or Facebook, but we urge you to check their credentials by confirming that they are in fact, registered waste carriers.”
This can be done by visiting the Environment Agency’s website or calling 03708 506 506.
Report someone for fly-tipping here, and watch videos of those who have been caught fly-tipping on camera here.