10 Hull residents have been prosecuted for environmental crimes including fly-tipping and untidy land.
Lee Stringer of Constantine Close, was ordered to pay £670 after failing to produce documents relating to household waste found dumped on the side of a road. He was prosecuted under Section 2(1)(b) Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act
Florian Enciu and Violetas Preda, of Granville Villas, were ordered to pay £850 for waste found dumped in their street. They were convicted under Section 34(2A) Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Six Hull residents have been fined due to the untidy condition of their property.
Corrina Eme-Jo-Smith, of East Park Avenue, was ordered to pay fines and costs of £630, Toni Stork of Allan Vale, was ordered to pay £625, Simon Ward of Spring Bank West, was ordered to pay £595, Jason Marshall of Tattershall Close, was ordered to pay £530, Aaron McEvoy of Ashworthy Close, was ordered to pay £460 and Dionne Smith of Ashburn Grove, was ordered to pay £672.85.
All six were prosecuted under Section 80 Environmental Protection Act 1990.
David Pearson of Dartford Walk, was ordered to pay £550 for the condition of his property, while Dorothy Darnley of Suffolk Street, was ordered to pay £550 for the condition of her untidy property. Both were prosecuted under Section 215 Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
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.