Crime & Policing

Driffield man ordered to pay £630 for fly-tipping in Nafferton

A man from Driffield has been ordered to pay a total of £630 for fly-tipping at the side of a road in Nafferton.

Daniel Hill, of Market Place, Driffield, dumped bags of soil, garden waste and household rubbish in Green Dykes Lane, Nafferton, after helping his brother clear his garden.

Mr Hill pleaded guilty to the illegal dumping of waste when he appeared before Hull Magistrates’ Court on Monday 12 August.

He was fined £300 and was ordered to pay £300 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

The court heard a streetscene enforcement officer from East Riding of Yorkshire Council found the fly-tipping in Green Dykes Lane on 11 May 2016 following a report from a member of the public.

As well as the soil, garden waste and household rubbish, the pile also included takeaway packaging and empty beer can boxes.

Evidence found at the scene led the officers to Daniel Hill, who admitted to dumping the waste when he was originally interviewed by enforcement officers in 2016.

Mr Hill told them he had been helping his brother clear his garden and dumped the waste afterwards.

He was originally offered a £400 fixed penalty, but he failed to make a payment and failed to make further contact with the council. The matter was put before the courts and when he failed to attend a warrant was issued by the court.

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: “The responsibility lies with the resident to make sure they dispose of their waste correctly and legally and to help us prevent fly-tipping.”

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.

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 websiteeastriding.gov.uk/recycling

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