Waste that was found dumped in Howden.

Man prosecuted for a number of waste offences in Hull and the East Riding

A Hull man has been prosecuted for a number of waste offences across Hull and the East Riding.

Nathan Barrett of Bedford Street, Hull, has been sentenced to a 12 month Community Order to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £1,000 in costs to Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The prosecution comes after he pleaded guilty to seven waste-related offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Hull Magistrates Court on Wednesday 6 January 2021.

The 23-year-old was caught on Hull City Council’s mobile CCTV cameras, after dumping several loads of wood related waste before burning it in Bedford Street, Hull. The camera captured him transporting and unlawfully depositing large quantities of wastes on the highway, which he then set fire to.

Mr Barrett also pleaded guilty to an offence in the East Riding of Yorkshire, after he dumped a huge amount of waste in a layby known as Balkholme Bridge East in Howden.

Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for Streetscene at Hull City Council, said: “This successful prosecution demonstrates that we do not take fly-tipping lightly, and we will prosecute those who carry out these offences.

“We would encourage residents to always check with the Environment Agency who is disposing of their waste, as failure to do so could result in it becoming fly-tipped elsewhere in Hull, and you will be held liable to a penalty or prosecution and the costs of cleaning up the waste.

“Not only is fly-tipping removal costly, but it also uses resources which could be supporting other essential services through these unprecedented times.”

To ensure waste is not fly-tipped, residents should follow these guidelines:

  1. Dispose and recycle household waste through regular kerbside collections
  2. Hold off on any large clear-outs or DIY projects until lockdown restrictions are lifted
  3. To dispose of unwanted bulky household items, call 01482 300300 or visit www.hull.gov.uk
  4. All household waste and recycling sites remain open but only essential visits should be made and social distancing rules should be followed. Find more information at www.hull.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/recycling/household-waste-recycling-centres
  5. If you use a contractor, always ask to see a waste carrier’s licence and check them out with the Environment Agency by calling 08708 506506 or by visiting the Environment Agency website
  6. Don’t pay cash and always ask for a receipt – if prices seems too good to be true, they probably are. If waste is subsequently found fly-tipped, the resident could be fined or face prosecution

Report fly-tipping by calling 01482 300 300 or visiting the Hull City Council website and watch videos of those who have been caught fly-tipping on camera here.