Watch the video: Fly-tipping caught on CCTV costs Hull man £3,200

A Hull man has been ordered to pay more than £3,200 after CCTV footage caught him fly-tipping rubbish from his car.

Hull City Council brought the case against Dariusz Dymek, 41, of Berberis Close, Hull, after a man was caught on CCTV dumping boxes of various items from a vehicle on Cholmley Street, off Boulevard, in February of this year.               

Enquiries by the council’s Environmental Enforcement Team identified the vehicle’s registered keeper as Dymek, and enforcement officers served a legal notice requiring Dymek to disclose who was in control of the vehicle on the day of the offence, but he refused to do so.

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, it is an offence to deposit waste, or knowingly cause or allow wastes to be deposited on any land without a permit.

If the registered keeper of a vehicle involved in fly-tipping fails to disclose who was in control of the vehicle, they are treated as knowingly having caused the waste to be dumped.

Beverley Magistrates Court found Dymek guilty of fly-tipping rubbish and failing to provide the required information to the council.

He was ordered to pay £3,254, comprising a fine, council costs and a victim surcharge.

Prosecution for fly-tipping can result in an unlimited fine, imprisonment or both. 

Councillor Julia Conner, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “Fly-tipping makes our neighbourhoods look messy, is extremely harmful to the environment and causes unnecessary clean-up costs for the council.

“This successful prosecution shows that the council takes fly-tipping very seriously and will not hesitate to take action against those responsible.

“We encourage residents to report any instances of fly-tipping to help us to stamp out this selfish, anti-social behaviour.”

Anyone with information about people responsible for fly-tipping in Hull should report it via the fly-tipping page on the Hull City Council website, or by calling 01482 300300.

To help identify fly-tippers from CCTV footage, visit the Caught on Camera page.

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