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Bridlington Man Fined For Flytipping

Bridlington Man Fined For Flytipping

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 3:48pm 23rd February 2018.

A Bridlington man's been ordered to pay £730 after flytipping on a country road.

Ashlee Jordan Berry, of Jameson Road, was paid £15 to dispose of several bags of rubbish but instead he fly-tipped them at the side of the road in Woldgate.

Mr Berry pleaded guilty to the illegal disposal of waste on land in Woldgate when he appeared before Beverley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 21 February.

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He was fined £300 and was ordered to pay £400 costs and a £30 victim surcharge. The court heard a streetscene enforcement officer from East Riding of Yorkshire Council was called to an incident of fly-tipping in Woldgate on 6 July 2017.

The officer found waste including clothing, a window blind, a tin of paint, a paint tray, a plastic basket and letters.

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Investigations led the officer to a resident in Bridlington, who told the council she had paid Mr Berry £15 to take away several bags of rubbish.

Mike Featherby, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:

“Residents need to be aware that they are legally responsible for their own rubbish and need to be extremely careful who they give it to, because it may end up being fly-tipped.

We would urge them to take waste to their local household waste recycling site, use a licensed waste carrier or the council’s bulky waste collection service.

All reports of fly-tipping are investigated by the council and any evidence found will be used to bring a prosecution.”

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to warn members of the public that they are responsible for disposing of their waste properly and legally by following the council’s SCRAP Code.

To operate legally firms that remove waste have to be registered with the Environment Agency as licensed waste carriers – and it is the responsibility of residents to check a firm’s licence.

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

Also, if any fly-tipped waste can be traced back to its owner, they too could face an unlimited fine in court.

 

 

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