Waste found at the property owned by Miss Lynn Fish.

Hull property owner prosecuted and fined over £1,000 for untidy land  

Hull City Council is warning property owners and occupiers to maintain the cleanliness of their land, to avoid facing prosecution.  

The warning comes after the owner of a property in Hull was prosecuted by Hull City Council last month (June) for failing to deal with the condition of their land. 

Action was taken by Hull City Council’s environmental enforcement officers, in response to complaints from members of the public.     

On hearing evidence, Hull Magistrates Court prosecuted the property owner, Miss Lynn Fish of Doncaster Street, Hull, in her absence of the offence, contrary to section 80 Environmental Protection Act 1990, resulting in fines and costs totalling £1,413 and a criminal record. 

Doug Sharp, head of street cleansing and waste management at Hull City Council, said: “This successful prosecution demonstrates that we do not take these offences lightly and that we will always listen and respond to complaints from the public about untidy land.  

“Occupiers and property owners must take responsibility for any waste on their land as it blights neighbourhoods and is unfair on other residents. We will continue to ensure that there are consequences for failing to take responsibility.”      

Hull City Council continues to urge residents to dispose of or recycle their household waste through approved services – including any of the city’s waste and recycling centres, household collection schemes, and bulky household collection services.       

For further information, visit Household waste recycling centres | Hull.  

The council also urges anyone using non-council services to collect and remove waste, to check that the persons are an authorised waste carrier.     

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.    

To report untidy land, visit Untidy land | Hull or call 01482 300 300.