People who are caught fly-tipping will be fined or prosecuted.

Hull businesses fail 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 two businesses in Hull have failed to lawfully manage their waste removal, leading to a substantial fine, and in one case, prosecution. 

In the first case a business on Cottingham Road was faced with a £300 fixed penalty fine for not having lawful waste removal arrangements in place and disposing of waste in various locations, such as in nearby street litter bins. 

The fixed penalty fine has now been successfully paid and the Council has been provided with evidence showing that lawful arrangements are now in place at the business. 

In the second case, Istanbul Kebabs of George Street, Hull, faced prosecution for failing to have lawful waste disposal arrangements in place. 

During the investigation, which was carried out by Hull City Council enforcement officers, they found that waste relating to the business was being incorrectly disposed of, with no waste disposal receptacles found on site. 

As a result, the business has now been prosecuted under section 47 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and was ordered to pay fines and costs totaling £1,058. 

Councillor Julia Conner, Portfolio Holder for Environment, 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. 

“We encourage members of the public to report perpetrators, to help us prosecute offenders and put a stop to this blighting anti-social behaviour. 

“We also urge everyone to dispose of their waste correctly, by using our accessible services, schemes, and household waste centres across the city.” 

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  

Chips discarded on the ground in Hull. The Deep can be seen in the background
L-R: The Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull and Admiral of the Humber, Councillor Kalvin Neal, Jessica the competition winner from Stoneferry Primary School and the Leader of Hull City Council, Councillor Mike Ross.