Fly Tippers Operating In Barmby Moor
8:55am 19th November 2013
Fly tippers get more active under the cover of darkness and East Riding of Yorkshire Council is stepping up patrols of the area’s hot spots.
The council’s enforcement officers are continuing their crack down on fly-tippers by regular inspections of known hot spots and immediate investigations into all reports received from members of the public.
In the six months from November last year to April this year there were 277 instances of fly tipped waste, which had to be removed by the council at taxpayers’ expense, including cannabis plants, household waste and building rubble.
Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said: “Fly tippers know that what they are doing is illegal and totally unacceptable so they scurry around in the darkness.
“We will not tolerate this activity as it causes a nuisance and is a drain on the council taxpayers’ purse. Fly tippers should be warned that we will take them to court and that is not an empty threat. We have several cases currently being prepared for prosecution in the local courts.
“Fly tipping is not something the council can tackle alone. We need the eyes and ears of residents and appeal for them to call us if they see anything suspicious, such as vans with the back doors open on lanes or quiet roads.”
Hot spots include the ten foots in Bridlington, as well as Woldate, Bempton Lane, and Fox Covert, Grindale. In Goole, hotspots include the Poet's Corner area, The Avenues, and Old Goole. Others are Drain Lane, Holme on Spalding Moor, Swinescaif Road, South Cave, Feoffee Lane, Barmby Moor, Wawne Common, Holderness, Thirtleby Lane, Coniston, Swine Lane, Swine, Willerby Low Road, Willerby and Brickyard Lane, Melton. In Cottingham, Middle Dyke Lane and North More Road.
Those who report suspicious incidents to the council are assured that their information is treated in the strictest confidence. To report any suspicious call the council’s customer service number on 01482 393939,
Under the Environmental protection Act 1990 those taken to court and found guilty of fly tipping can be fined up to £50,000.
Householders, too, have a duty of care to make sure their waste is taken away by a registered waste carrier. If it is found that their waste has been illegally dumped, they could be fined in court for failing to ensure their waste was properly dealt with.
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