A man from Hull has been fined £400 by East Riding of Yorkshire Council after he dumped rubbish in Paull and then set fire to it.
A member of the public spotted a man taking black bin bags of waste from his vehicle and setting them alight on the roadside in Newlands Lane, Paull, on 25 March this year, and reported the incident to the council.
An investigation by streetscene enforcement officers from the council traced the vehicle back to a Hull man.
When interviewed, the man admitted fly-tipping the bags of rubbish and then burning it, saying he wanted to get rid of confidential waste.
He was issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice by the council.
A fixed penalty notice gives offenders the opportunity to discharge liability for the offence but can only be issued when they admit the offence, otherwise the issue may be taken to court.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to warn residents they are responsible for disposing of their own waste properly and legally.
Anyone caught fly-tipping could be ordered to pay a £400 fixed penalty notice, but if unpaid the issue will be taken to court where the offender could be sentenced to an unlimited fine.
Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at the council, said: “The council investigates all reports of fly-tipping and any evidence found will be used to take further action which could include a fixed penalty or even prosecution in court.”
Residents are urged to either take their waste to their local household waste recycling site, hire a licensed waste carrier to take the rubbish away, or use the council’s own bulky waste collection service.
• Residents can report any fly-tipping or suspicious activity to the council on 01482 393939, or online at www.eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping
• People are asked not to touch any fly-tipped waste or approach anyone they see fly-tipping.
• To find your nearest household waste recycling site visit the council’s website www.eastriding.gov.uk and search for ‘recycling’.
• For guidance on how to check if a person is a licensed registered waste carrier visit the council’s website www.eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping
• The council provides a service offering to take away bulky waste, which costs £30 for up to five items, and can be booked through the website. Just search for ‘bulky waste collections’.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council