A man from Beverley has been ordered to pay £3,119.41 after two incidents of fly-tipping in August 2019.
Dominic Dixon, of Canterbury Close, Beverley, pleaded not guilty to an offence under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 when attending court in January 2020. Following delays due to COVID-19, the case was heard at Hull Magistrates Court on 25 March 2021 with Mr Dixon failing to attend court.
The case was heard in his absence with Mr Dixon being convicted of two fly-tipping offences under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Mr Dixon was fined £1,100 for each offence, and was ordered to pay costs of £809.41 and a victim surcharge of £110; a total of £3,119.41.
On 19 August 2019, a fly-tip consisting of a number of large cardboard boxes was reported at Ings Road in Molescroft. Upon investigation, evidence was found within the waste linked to Dominic Dixon.
On 29 August 2019, a second fly-tip containing bagged household waste, takeaway boxes, a table football set and other items was reported at Walkington Heads, near Walkington, with evidence within the waste once again linked to Mr Dixon.
Numerous attempts were made to interview Mr Dixon but he failed to make contact with the council at any point.
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.
Throughout the pandemic, officers from the council have continued to investigate incidents of fly-tipping throughout the East Riding and will continue to deal with any offenders proactively in collaboration with partner agencies.
Failing to respond to officers investigating fly-tipping will not prevent further action, including prosecution, from being taken.
Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Our team continues to work hard to investigate all reports of fly-tipping and those responsible for dumping items on our highways and roadsides will be held accountable for their actions.
“Residents are asked to deposit waste at our Household Waste Recycling Sites should you have essential waste which cannot be stored at home. Alternatively, place the waste into one of your domestic bins ready for the collection service which has maintained its delivery throughout the pandemic.”