Selby District Council Statement:
A York man has been ordered to pay over £1,300 costs after pleading guilty to dumping waste on two occasions at farmland near Kellington.
At Selby Magistrates Court on Tuesday 17 July Russell Carter, 45 years old, of 2 Morrell Yard, Walmgate, York, was given a twelve-month community order to carry out 60 hours' unpaid work, and he was ordered to pay the full prosecution costs, including costs incurred by Selby District Council to investigate the case and clear the waste.
Carter had pleaded guilty to dumping household waste including carpets, drawers and plastic containers on land at Green Lane, Kellingon, on 1 May and then again on 12 May.
Access Selby's enforcement team, working on behalf of Selby District Council, followed up the case and traced evidence from the waste back to Carter.
Carter was interviewed under caution by the enforcement team on 18 May, at which point he admitted both offences.
In mitigation he said that on the first occasion he'd set off with the intention of taking the waste to some skips, but on the way some of the rubbish had fallen off his vehicle, so he decided to dump the full load on the farmland. He returned to the same spot with more waste eleven days later.
Access Selby's enforcement team, working on behalf of Selby District Council, investigates every significant case of fly tipping reported, in response to this being a priority of local residents.