A man from Hull has been ordered to pay £1,426 after he dumped rubbish at the side of the road in Ganstead.
Six full bin bags containing general household waste including food and drink packaging, nappies, a pair of boots and some school work were found on a verge in Ganstead Lane, Ganstead, in January this year.
Mihails Simkovics, of Waveney Road, Hull, pleaded guilty to the illegal disposal of waste on land in Ganstead when he appeared at Hull Magistrates’ Court on Friday 8 June.
Mr Simkovics was fined £666 and was ordered to pay costs of £694 and a victim surcharge of £66.
The court heard a streetscene enforcement officer from East Riding of Yorkshire Council was called to the scene of the fly-tipping on 11 January.
Evidence found at the scene led the officer to Mr Simkovics, who admitted to fly-tipping the bags of waste.
Mr Simkovics told the officer he had removed the bin bags of waste from his car boot while he changed his car tyre, but failed to put them back in his car afterwards.
He was originally given a £400 fixed penalty notice for the fly-tipping offence, but when he failed to pay by the due date the case was taken to court.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to warn residents that anyone caught fly-tipping could receive a £400 fixed penalty notice – or if the case goes to court they could face an unlimited fine or even imprisonment.
Paul Tripp, head of the streetscene services at the council, said: “To be clear, residents are responsible for disposing of their own waste properly and legally.
“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.
• For guidance on how to check if a person is a 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.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council