A Hull man has been sentenced to 80 hours of community service and ordered to pay £500 in costs after pleading guilty to the illegal disposal of domestic waste.
Clinton William Belling of Grassington Close, Bransholme, who was trading as CWB Removals and Cleaning Services, appeared at Hull Magistrates Court on the 16 December 2013 following his arrest.
He pleaded guilty to the offence of the illegal disposal and transportation of household and other domestic waste in a farmer’s field off Thirtleby Lane, Coniston. This offence is contrary to Section 33(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. As well as community service and costs he was also ordered to pay £60 victim surcharge.
During the course of the investigation it was found that the illegally dumped waste, which the officers were able to link to Mr Belling, had come from a house in Gee Street in Hull. The waste included a piano organ, various items of furniture, a TV, several mattresses and numerous black bin bags of household and other domestic waste, such as rotting food and clothes.
Councillor Jackie Cracknell, cabinet portfolio holder for community involvement and performance at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We treat fly-tipping very seriously. Anybody involved with the illegal disposal of waste, whether from a business or residential property, will be prosecuted. We must all remember that we have a duty of care to dispose of our waste properly and ensure only waste carriers properly registered with the Environment Agency are used.”