The East Riding of Yorkshire Council said they will investigate fly-tipping in Bridlington after the issue featured on a television news report.
Woldgate, just outside Bridlington, was the subject of a BBC Look North report, in which a man who travelled from Leeds to see the iconic landscapes depicted in local artist David Hockney’s paintings, found they had become blighted by the scourge of fly-tipping.
Among some of the rubbish was a toilet and a television as well as debris “left by builders.” The Council say they have since cleared the debris from the area and will investigate for any clues as to who might be responsible for the rubbish.
A spokesperson for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: “Fly tipping is a problem in this area, blighting the countryside and costing the authority – and therefore our Council Tax payers – money from our already stretched budgets to clear it up where it occurs
“In this particular example, we were informed of the problem on Friday and have cleared the site, after it was thoroughly investigated for any evidence as to the source of the fly tipping. In common with other local authorities, we use various methods to investigate fly tipping, which can include the use of security cameras.
“ We would remind householders of their duty of care as to the appropriate disposal of their waste – they must sure ensure that anyone employed by them to transport bulky waste items for disposal has a Certificate of Waste Transfer.
“Further information is available on the Council’s A-Z on the council website www.eastriding.gov.uk, or the Environment Agency web site.”
It comes after residents highlighted the problem of fly tipping in Gypsey Race.