Hull City Council is urging residents to make use of the multiple waste schemes and services available in the city, following seven substantial fly-tipping fines this month.
In the separate incidents, the offenders were caught dumping waste on Sharp Street, Sherburn Street, Brecon Street, Rosamond Street, Chesnut Avenue, Charing Close and Albert Avenue.
Fly-tipping is defined as the ‘illegal deposit of any waste onto land that does not have a license to accept it’. People who are caught fly-tipping will be fined £400 or prosecuted with the possibility of an unlimited fine and the recovery of clean-up costs.
In light of the recent fines, Hull City Council is continuing to warn residents to dispose of their waste responsibly through the services provided.
Councillor Julia Conner, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “Fly-tipping is a crime; therefore, we take offences very seriously.
“These fines could easily be avoided, if people disposed of their waste correctly.
“There are a number of services, schemes, and waste centres Hull residents can use to ensure waste is disposed of correctly and our environments are kept clean.”
Services and schemes the council provide to dispose of waste include:
- For large items residents can use the bulky household collection scheme. Households are eligible for one free collection per year of up to five items which can include cookers, dishwashers, fridges, mattresses, sofas etc.
- There are three household waste and recycling centres located across the city, open every day from 10am – 5pm, which residents can use free of charge. All are modern facilities, designed to maintain and improve recycling within the city.
- White electrical goods in working order can be donated and/or collected free of charge to be sold at a discounted price in the Reuse Electrical Shop – a joint initiative with Dove House Hospice, ERYC and FCC Environment that aims to keep white goods in use for as long as possible.
Residents can report fly-tipping to Hull City Council by calling 01482 300 300, alternatively, visit www.hull.gov.uk/flytipping.