Hull woman ordered to pay £584 after asking family member to dispose of her waste

Date
Tue, 23 Nov 2021
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A woman from Hull has been prosecuted after bags of her rubbish were found dumped in Tickton, near Beverley.

Costinela Traistaru, of Needlers Way, Hull, claimed she had asked a family member to dispose of the waste, which was discovered at the side of the road in Eske Lane in the village.

Traistaru appeared at Beverley Magistrates' Court on Thursday 18 November, where she pleaded guilty to failing in her duty of care to make sure her waste was disposed of legally.

She was fined £120, ordered to pay £430 costs and victim surcharge of £34.

The court heard streetscene enforcement officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council were called to Eske Lane, Tickton, where they found the dumped waste on September 24 last year.

Evidence found at the scene showed the waste belonged to Traistaru. She was interviewed by officers in October last year where she admitted the waste was hers, but said she had asked a member of her family to take it away for her.

She admitted she did not use a registered waste carrier and did not conduct any checks to ensure her waste would be disposed of correctly. The family member could not be traced by officers.

When Traistaru failed to pay a £300 fixed penalty notice to the council, court proceedings began.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to remind residents they are responsible for disposing of their own waste properly and legally by using their household bins or by taking it to their local household waste recycling site.

For larger loads they can also hire a licensed waste carrier to take the rubbish away, and follow the SCRAP Code below, or use the council's own bulky waste collection service.

Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "Residents are responsible for disposing of their own waste legally and properly.

"All fly-tipping is unacceptable and we need the public's help to stop it from happening."

Anyone caught fly-tipping could be asked to pay a £400 fixed penalty notice or the case could be taken to court, where they face an unlimited fine or even imprisonment.

Fly-tipping information:

  • Residents can report any fly-tipping or suspicious activity to the council on 01482 393939, or online at eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping
  • People are asked not to touch any fly-tipped waste or approach anyone they see fly-tipping.
  • For guidance on how to check if a person is a licensed registered waste carrier visit the council's website eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping
  • To find your nearest household waste recycling site visit the council's website eastriding.gov.uk/recycling
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