Waste fly-tipped by Ideal Centre Hull Limited.

Hull business faces prosecution after failing to lawfully manage waste disposal 

Hull City Council urges businesses to act responsibly when managing the disposal of waste, to avoid being fined or prosecuted.  

The warning comes after Ideal Centre Hull Limited was prosecuted in Hull Magistrates’ Court last month (June) after being found guilty of fly-tipping waste on Beverley Road, in October 2023. 

The business was convicted of offences contrary to section 34(5) Environmental Protection Act 1990 and section 34(1)(c) Environmental Protection Act 1990 and were ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £301 and obtained a criminal record. 

Doug Sharp, head of street cleansing and waste management at Hull City Council, said: “Fly-tipping is a crime that we do not tolerate in Hull. It is unsightly, potentially harmful to human health, and damaging to the environment.    

“There is no excuse for businesses to not have lawful arrangements in place or for fly-tipping their waste.  

“Everyone, including businesses, have a responsibility to look after our local environment and help tackle fly-tipping. By taking such a tough stance on enforcement action, we can deter any potential offenders.” 

Following this successful prosecution, the council continues to advise residents and businesses to dispose of their waste properly through legitimate services.   

Services and schemes the council provide to dispose of waste include:   

  • For large items, residents can use the bulky household collection scheme. Households are eligible for one free collection per year of up to five items which can include cookers, dishwashers, fridges, mattresses, sofas etc.   
  • There are three household waste and recycling centres located across the city, open every day from 10am – 5pm, which residents can use free of charge. All are modern facilities, designed to maintain and improve recycling within the city.   
  • White electrical goods in working order can also be donated and/or collected free of charge to be sold at a discounted price in the Reuse Electrical Shop – a joint initiative with Dove House Hospice, ERYC, and FCC Environment – which aims to keep white goods in use for as long as possible.   

To report a business who may not have lawful arrangements in place, visit Commercial waste collection problems | Hull or Littering from businesses | Hull.  

To report fly-tipping, visit Fly-tipping | Hull or call, 01482 300 300.   

To check if a person is authorised to remove waste, visit Waste Carriers, Brokers and Dealers (data.gov.uk), or call 03708 506 506.    

To report an unauthorised waste carrier, visit Illegal waste carriers | Hull, or call 01482 300 300. 

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