Fly-tippers dump rubbish on popular walking trail

The rubbish dumped by fly-tippers in Swinescaife Road, South Cave.
The rubbish dumped by fly-tippers in Swinescaife Road, South Cave.

Enforcement officers at East Riding Council are asking for the public’s help to find the people responsible for an incident of fly-tipping on the Wolds Way in a village.

A large amount of rubbish was dumped in Swinescaife Road, South Cave, on the route of the popular walking trail, possibly over the Easter weekend.

The rubbish included a glass patio door, a child’s scooter, tarpaulins, garden waste, metal fencing and a large plastic sheet.

It was reported to the council by a member of the public who found it on Easter Monday, and the rubbish has now been removed at the council tax payers’ expense.

Enforcement officers are investigating it for evidence. They are also appealing for any information residents may have to help them identify the people responsible.

Mike Featherby, the council’s head of streetscene services, said: “This was a large amount of rubbish dumped in a popular walking place and it must have required a van to transport it up there.

“We always want to hear from people who see anything suspicious, such as vans with back doors open on lanes, quiet roads or tracks like this one.”

Householders need to be cautious when handing over their waste for disposal to anyone other than the council.

If they give their waste to anyone other than a registered waste carrier they could be leaving themselves open to prosecution.

All householders have a duty of care by law to check with the Environment Agency whether anyone who removes waste from their property is a registered carrier.

For more information go to www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call 08708 506506.

If anyone has any information about fly-tipping incidents in the East Riding, they should contact the council on 01482 393939. Fly-tipping can also be reported on the council’s website, www.eastriding.gov.uk