Brough man ordered to pay £330 for fly-tipping offence

Thu, 01 Jul 2021

A man from Brough has been ordered to pay £330 after household waste was found dumped in a layby off York Road in Barmby Moor in December 2019.

Shaun Scrowston, of King Edward Terrace, Brough, was interviewed under caution in Brough on 13 January 2020 where he admitted having collected the waste from a resident and fly-tipping it in the layby near Barmby Moor.

Mr Scrowston was offered a fixed penalty notice but having failed to pay, was prosecuted and appeared at Hull Magistrates Court on 25 June 2021. At court, Mr Scrowston admitted the fly-tipping offence under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Mr Scrowston was ordered to pay a fine, court costs and a victim surcharge totalling £330.

The court heard that, following a report of fly-tipping, the street cleansing team from East Riding of Yorkshire Council investigated a layby near Barmby Moor, on 6 December 2019.

The team found two black bags which contained fly-tipped general household waste. Within the waste, evidence was found linked to an address in North Yorkshire.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to remind residents they are responsible for disposing of their own waste properly and legally by using their household bins or taking it to their local household waste recycling site.

For larger loads they can also hire a licensed waste carrier to take the rubbish away, or use the council's own bulky waste collection service.

Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "There is no excuse for fly-tipping waste on the street, on the highway or in laybys in the East Riding. Our hardworking teams investigate all reports of fly-tipping and will take the appropriate actions to prosecute against those people who think it is acceptable to leave waste for others to clear up."

Fly-tipping information:

  • Residents can report any fly-tipping or suspicious activity to the council on 01482 393939, or online at 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 licensed registered waste carrier visit the council's website eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping
  • To find your nearest household waste recycling site visit the council's website eastriding.gov.uk/environment/bins-rubbish-recycling

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