Fly-tipped waste costs

Hull recognised for work tackling fly-tipping following 59 successful prosecutions

Hull has been recognised for the work it does to reduce waste crime and fly-tipping.

Hull City Council was awarded for its work in carrying out successful prosecutions in relation to fly-tipping offences across the city by the Yorkshire and Humber Environmental Enforcement Group (YEEG).

In 2018-2019 the local authority issued 82 fixed penalty notices which resulted in 59 successful prosecutions.

Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for Streetscene services at Hull City Council, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised for the work our teams do to tackle fly-tipping. Fly-tipping is an anti-social behaviour that has a hugely detrimental effect on the environment.

“At Hull City Council we work hard to try and tackle this by publicly appealing for witnesses of fly-tipping on our caught on camera web page. Once we achieve a successful prosecution, the offenders are named and shamed in a bid to deter this shameful behaviour.”

Hull enforcement award

Sue Tuplin from Hull City Council with Mark Benton from YEEG

Data provided by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) showed that councils across the region took more than 75,000 actions against waste crime.

The award was handed to the council’s environmental enforcement team on Friday 17 January.

Mark Benton, chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Environmental Enforcement Group said: “The figures released by DEFRA show that councils within Yorkshire and Humber use a wide range of measures to reduce waste crime and fly-tipping.

“Cash-strapped councils are still working hard to take action against those who spoil where we live.”

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