Hull residents are being warned that enforcement action will be taken against those found dumping waste illegally.
It follows fines of £400 being issued to 15 people in the city under section 33 Environmental Protection Act 1990 after evidence of fly-tipping was obtained by the council’s environmental enforcement officers.
People are being encouraged to use the services provided by Hull City Council to dispose and recycle their waste – and not give waste to rogue contractors.
A man received a £400 fine after household waste had been fly-tipped on Beech Grove, Reynoldson Street in July this year. Following a complaint of untidy land at the man’s house, waste was then unlawfully dumped on a highway.
Two men each received £400 fine after CCTV evidence was obtained showing them fly-tipping a tyre and, on a separate date, vehicle parts on Reservoir Road in June this year.
Another two men each received £400 fixed penalty notices after complaints of fly-tipping on Haworth Street with CCTV footage showing a carpet and a cooker being dumped.
Another man received a £400 fine after household waste was found fly-tipped during a visit on Morpeth Street in October this year, while a man received a £400 fine after complaints of fly-tipping on May Street following the installation of a mobile camera in the area.
A man and woman each received a £400 fine after complaints of fly-tipping on De Grey Street while another man received a £400 fine after complaints of fly-tipping on May Street and a man and woman each received a £400 fine after complaints of fly-tipping on Melbourne Street.
Three men each received £400 fixed penalty notices after complaints of fly-tipping in the area of Melwood Grove Street and Sculcoates Lane, with a mobile camera installed to identify offenders. Two men on separate dates were captured on CCTV unlawfully depositing waste from a vehicle on the public highway, while another incident involved a man fly-tipping household waste on the public highway.
A woman received a £400 fine after evidence found in waste cleared by the council’s waste clearance team on Grey Street in August this year, while a man received a £400 fine after household waste was found fly-tipped on Patterdale Road in June this year.
Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for Streetscene at Hull City Council, said: “This action shows that the council will continue to take a tough line on fly-tipping and investigate all reports with a view of taking enforcement action against those responsible.
“We want to warn people to dispose of their waste responsibly and within the law. Not only does fly-tipping incur a cost to the council to remove and dispose waste, but it also uses resources which could be used to keep other essential services going through these unprecedented times.”
People are urged to report any incidents of fly-tipping by calling 01482 300 300 or visiting hull.gov.uk/fly-tipping
Visit the council’s Caught On Camera webpage to identify those caught illegally dumping waste.