Hapless fly-tipper from Brough who was paid to dump someone else's household waste on a country lane is fined £330

A hapless fly-tipper who left evidence of his associate's address in the waste he dumped in a rural lay-by has been prosecuted at Hull Magistrates Court.

York Road, Barmby Moor
York Road, Barmby Moor

Shaun Scrowston, of Brough, took payment from a North Yorkshire resident to dispose of their household waste, but instead abandoned it off York Road in Barmby Moor, near York, in December 2019.

When the fly tip was reported to East Riding Council, they found evidence inside two black bin bags which enabled them to trace the address and link the crime to Mr Scrowston.

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He was interviewed under caution in January 2020 and admitted the offences, but later failed to pay the fixed penalty notice imposed.

The council opted to prosecute him and he appeared at Hull Magistrates Court last month, pleading guilty to fly-tipping under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

He was fined £330.

Under laws on waste disposal, residents are responsible for their own household rubbish and can be fined themselves for allowing an unlicensed third party to collect and remove it.

East Riding Council's head of street scene services Paul Tripp said: "There is no excuse for fly-tipping waste on the street, on the highway or in lay-bys in the East Riding. Our hardworking teams investigate all reports of fly-tipping and will take the appropriate actions to prosecute against those people who think it is acceptable to leave waste for others to clear up."