Witnesses are being sought after a sharp increase in the illegal dumping of building waste in the area, which at one site included the remains of a whole fitted kitchen.
Fly-tippers are being hunted after a spate of incidents which saw rubble, sofas, chairs and tiles at the side of country roads in the North and South Newbald and South Cave areas.
Streetscene enforcement officers from East Riding Council are investigating the incidents, which were reported in the by members of the public, and they said in one case building rubbish was left at the same site three times in three weeks.
They are now appealing for anyone with information about four incidents in the past week:
The ripped out remains of a fitted kitchen including cupboards and worktops, a sofa, chairs, a mattress, tiles, and rubble were found on Crabley Lane, near South Cave and Brough, on 18 April.
Large barn-like doors, slate tiles, corrugated metal, wood, were dumped on the site of the Wolds Way at Stoneknowle Hill, North Newbald, which was reported to the council on 15 April. Officers believe the fly-tippers returned to the site three times as the heavy rubbish was in three separate piles.
More than 40 bags of rubble and doors were found at the side of South Cave Road, near South Newbald, on the main A1034 road between Market Weighton and South Cave on 14 April.
All the rubbish was later removed by the council – at the expense of council tax payers.
Residents with any information to help identify the people responsible, or any witnesses to the fly-tipping, are urged to contact the council.
Mike Featherby, the council’s head of streetscene services, said: “There has been a sharp increase in the amount of building waste being fly-tipped in that rural area and we would like to catch the people responsible.
“Someone may have seen this rubbish being dumped, or noticed suspicious activity in these areas at that time, such as a large van or lorry with its back doors open, and we would like them to contact us.”
Anyone found guilty of fly-tipping could face a fine of up to £50,000 and even imprisonment. Residents can report any fly-tipping or suspicious activity to the council on 01482 393939, or online at the council’s website www.eastriding.gov.uk