A Hull man has to pay almost £600 after fly-tipped waste dumped on a field in Cottingham was traced back to him.
Dave Howliston, environmental control manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:
“People need to realise that they have a duty of care when disposing of their waste and they have a responsibility to check the person taking their unwanted goods is actually registered to do so by the Environment Agency.
“If they are not, and the waste is dumped and traced back to the original owner, it is them who will be prosecuted.
“I would urge people to be vigilant and carry out the relevant checks to ensure their waste is being disposed of legally.”
The court heard how environmental control officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council had been asked to investigate a large amount of fly-tipped waste in a privately-owned field on 9 June 2017.
The items recovered included upvc double glazed windows, a wooden fire surround, carpets, a broken vacuum cleaner, electric heater, tyres and children’s toys which were traced back to Hessey’s address.
Hessey was asked on two occasions to attend an interview under caution to give an explanation as to how the waste ended up in the field but he failed to attend.
At the hearing, Hessey told magistrates that a man had attended his home and offered to take the waste from him for a cost but he didn’t get any details, receipt or checked that this man was a registered waste carrier with the Environment Agency.
He was fined £100, has to pay costs of £456.50 and a victim surcharge of £30.