Man dumped kids toys at side of road

The rubbish found in Littlewood Lane, North Newbald.
The rubbish found in Littlewood Lane, North Newbald.

A man dumped a large dolls’ house and children’s toys at the side of a country road in North Newbald.

Robert Baxter, of Greenfields Way, Newport, near Gilberdyke, pleaded guilty to illegally depositing waste on land at Littlewood Lane without permission or authorisation when he appeared before Beverley Magistrates.

Mr Baxter was sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay costs of £375.69 and a £15 victim surcharge.

The court heard a streetscene enforcement officer from East Riding Council was called to reports of fly-tipping in Littlewood Lane on 17 November last year.

The officer found items including a handmade, wooden dolls’ house, toys and cardboard boxes at the side of the road. Some items found related to Mr Baxter’s previous address in Gilberdyke.

The council continues to warn residents to make sure they get rid of their waste properly at their local household waste recycling site.

Any waste that is fly-tipped has to be taken away at council tax payers’ expense.

If items can be traced back residents could face a fine of up to £50,000 and even imprisonment.

The council also urges people to make checks when hiring any individual or firm to take away their waste.

To operate legally individuals or firms have to be registered with the Environment Agency as licensed waste carriers, but the council believes some operate illegally and dump people’s waste at the side of roads, which could land the resident with a fine of up to £5,000.

Mike Featherby, the council’s head of streetscene services, said: “We would urge residents to check a person’s waste carrier licence before they ask them to take away any rubbish. Residents have a duty of care to make sure their waste is disposed of properly and by a registered person, or they could be the ones paying the fine.”