Appeal for information on Flytippers
Sometime since 4pm on Thursday 25th February 2021 there has been several reports of flytipping across the Mid Holderness Ward area, from Benningholme, Catwick and at Aldbrough.
The waste appears to be from cannabis cultivation with the soil and roots along with toilet/bathroom waste put into black rubbish bags and carried in large zip up multicoloured shopper/laundry/storage bags before been dumped in the countryside.
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of household or commercial waste on land which has no licence to accept waste, such as on a roadside or in a field. It currently costs the council around £350,000 to clear up fly-tipped waste from the roadside each year.
PCSO Darren Bainton from the Rural Community Police team said "Incidents like this generate much anger in our rural Community. I find it utterly deplorable that a small minority of people consider it is acceptable to dump rubbish and waste in our wonderful countryside.
“Offenders show a total disregard to our environment, our residents and to those having to clear it up, especially not knowing what hazards may lie within.
“It either falls upon us all, or just an innocent landowner to foot the bill for each occurrence.
“I appeal for anyone who recognises the source of the waste in this incident to please let us know by calling 101 with log number 104 of 26/2/21 or report via the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/environment/bins-rubbish-recycling/fly-tipping/
Tips for using a waste carrier to dispose of your waste:
Use the S.C.R.A.P code when arranging for someone to collect waste from your home:
Suspect – beware of rogue waste carriers. Reputable companies do not usually make direct approaches. If in any doubt, do not allow them to take your waste.
Check – ask for their waste carrier registration details, and verify them either by checking the online register or by calling (03708) 506 506. Note down the registration number of the vehicle used to take your waste away, just in case.
Refuse – refuse unsolicited offers to have any rubbish taken away. Always carry out your own research and choose who you wish to approach.
Ask – always ask what exactly is going to happen to your rubbish and seek evidence that it is going to be disposed of appropriately. A legitimate, professional waste carrier who wants your business should not object to being asked reasonable questions.
Paperwork – make sure you get a proper receipt containing the written information for your waste. This should include what has been removed and where it will be going. Make sure the company or tradesperson’s details are included.
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