North East Lincolnshire Council is publishing new CCTV images as part of a campaign to help tackle fly-tipping in the area.
Environmental enforcement officers at the Council are releasing CCTV images in connection with several fly-tipping incidents in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
People can view the images and use an online reporting form at www.nelincs.gov.uk/caught-on-camera.
The incidents took place between in June and July 2021 at the bring to recycling banks at Fisherman’s Wharf near Sainsbury’s in Grimsby and St Peter’s Avenue in Cleethorpes.
Officers are appealing to the public to help identify the people in the CCTV images.
If you have any information that can help identify the people in the images, contact the council in confidence online at www.nelincs.gov.uk/caught-on-camera or by calling 01472 326300. You will need to quote the reference number included with the image.
Cllr Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“Fly-tipping costs us tens of thousands of pounds each year in disposal costs alone.
“Our enforcement officers are keen to speak to the people in these CCTV images in connection with fly-tipping offences in the borough.
“If you recognise anyone in the images, please let us know at www.nelincs.gov.uk/caught-on-camera. All reports are treated in the strictest confidence.
“Since April we’ve successfully prosecuted seven people in court for fly-tipping offences and have fined another 13.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has contacted us about people in the CCTV images we’ve published, the information given is helping our officers with their investigations.”
Duty of care
If you are paying someone to take your waste away, you need to check their credentials.
You can be fined £300 if your waste is dumped illegally.
Rogue traders in the area are known to post messages on social media or call door to door offering to take waste away for a fee.
They take your money but fly-tip the waste instead of disposing of it correctly. This illegal activity is harming legitimate waste carriers.
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.
If you are not sure, take a photo of the waste they are taking away and take a photo or note the description of the person taking it and their vehicle. Always ask for identification and a receipt.
North East Lincolnshire Council is part of the SCRAP campaign, part of a nationwide crackdown against fly-tipping.
The campaign reminds people to check their waste is being taken away for disposal by a licensed carrier – either by asking to see a Waste Carriers Licence or by looking up the company on the Environment Agency website.
SCRAP stands for:
Suspect ALL waste carriers
Check with the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 that the provider taking your waste away is licensed
Refuse unexpected offers to have waste taken away
Ask what will happen to your waste
Paperwork should be obtained – get a full receipt