Hull woman fined after her rubbish was dumped in Cottingham

Thu, 12 May 2022

A woman from Hull has been ordered to pay a total of £1,000 by a court after her rubbish was found dumped in Cottingham.

Stacey Hilton of Saxcourt, Hull, had told the court she had given two bags of her household waste to someone else to dispose of. But the bags were found dumped in Middledyke Lane, Cottingham in January 2021.

Hilton appeared before Beverley Magistrates' Court on Monday (9 May) where she pleaded guilty to failing in her duty of care to ensure that her waste was disposed of correctly.

She was fined £216 and was ordered to pay £750 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

The court heard streetscene enforcement officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council received a report from the public about waste dumped in Middledyke Lane and attended the scene on 13 January 2021.

Following investigations, evidence was found which linked the bags to Hilton's address.

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 by taking the rubbish to their local household waste recycling site.

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

Paul Tripp, director of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "People are legally responsible for disposing of their own rubbish properly.

"If people take that responsibility seriously, they will help prevent fly-tipping from happening."

Anyone caught fly-tipping could be ordered to pay a £400 fixed penalty notice or the case can be taken to court, where they face an unlimited fine or even imprisonment.

When hiring anyone to take away rubbish, residents are urged to always follow the council's SCRAP Code which advises what checks they need to make.

To operate legally any firm that removes waste needs to be registered with the Environment Agency as a licensed waste carrier.

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