North East Lincolnshire Council is appealing for witnesses after wooden pallets, car parts and other rubbish were illegally dumped in Grimsby last weekend.
Staff from the Council’s street cleansing team cleared up car seats, a tyre, clothing, bags of household waste and about 10 wooden pallets from outside Grimsby Community Recycling Centre in Gilbey Road.
Enforcement officers are reviewing CCTV footage of the incident and checking the waste for other evidence. They suspect the waste came from the Cromwell Road area of the town.
The incident from 19 June follows several other fly-tips carried out at the same location in recent months.
It is an unnecessary expense for the Council to clear the mess and dispose of the rubbish.
If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area or recognise the waste that was dumped, please report it in confidence at www.nelincs.gov.uk/flytipping or call 01472 326300.
Cllr Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for Safer and Stronger Communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“We need your help to track down the people responsible for illegally dumping this rubbish.
“Fly-tipping makes the area look a mess and harms wildlife. If you know who did this, please get in touch.
“People can help prevent fly-tipping by checking the credentials of anyone they pay to take away their waste.”
Fly-tipping is a crime
Fly-tipping is a crime and the council investigates all incidents. Anyone who is caught risks a £400 fixed penalty notice.
Where we find enough evidence, we will take offenders to court where the penalties can be much harsher.
Fly-tipping is a national problem. We all have a legal obligation, or duty of care, to make sure our waste is disposed of correctly.
People who don’t check the credentials of waste carriers, can also be prosecuted if their waste is found fly-tipped. They could land themselves with a fine of £300 and possibly more if they are a business.
Report fly-tipping now at www.nelincs.gov.uk/flytipping.
Duty of care
If you are paying someone to take your waste, you must check they are licensed to take it.
Check the register by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 or visit https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers
Always ask for identification and a receipt. You can be fined £300 if your waste is dumped unlawfully.
The Duty of Care applies to individuals and all commercial entities. This includes private sector businesses such as shops, offices, factories, and tradespersons (e.g. electricians, builders, glaziers and plumbers) and public sector services such as schools, hospitals and prisons, as well as charities and voluntary and community groups. It also includes permitted operations or exempt facilities that produce waste as part of their activities.