THE dumpers are back.
An old TV, children’s toys, carpet, wooden shelves, mattress, a fire surround plus other household rubbish has been dumped on a lay-by on a main road into Bridlington.
It is less than a month since Nick Colangelo arrived to set up his burger van on the A165 in Bridlington to be greeted with a similar pile of household junk.
“It is getting ridiculous, this is happening all the time. It’s not good when people coming to the coast stop off for a snack and that is the first thing they see, it doesn’t give a good impression of the town,” said Nick, 34, of Fortyfoot.
He discovered the new fly-tipping at 9am on Monday morning.
The incident has been reported to East Riding of Yorkshire Council who have confirmed the dumping would be cleared.
Last month we also featured a massive dumping of up to 20 tons of builder’s rubble, plumbing material, a bath and a pile of old tyres in Woldgate at the entrance to the former tip which itself had an estimated 100 tons to be removed.
This week, some but not all of that rubble had gone from the roadside.
According to a council spokesperson they were following up lines of inquiry and it was still a “work in progress.”
That same week we covered the story of local councillors in Bempton complaining about fly tipping in Bolam Lane which turned out to be the remains of a cannabis factory.
Bridlington police are still investigating where it might have come from.
According to East Riding of Yorkshire Council, dealing with illegal dumpings costs the taxpayer thousands of pounds a year.
Those involved in fly-tipping can face serious consequences, as can those who fail to use an authorised person to get rid of waste for them. The maximum penalty is a £50,000 fine and up to five years in prison.
Residents using commercial type vehicles or large trailers to take materials to the East Riding’s household waste recycling sites must apply for permits for use at household waste recycling sites such as Carnaby.
They are currently up for renewal with six being allowed per year. These allow residents who use commercial type vehicles or large trailers to use household sites. They are needed to prevent traders abusing the system.
Application forms for new permits are available at the sites, at the council’s customer service centres and can be downloaded from www.target45plus.org.uk.
Bulky items can be taken to waste and recycling sites for disposal free of charge. There is also a bulky item collection service which has a charge of £26 for up to five items.
It is illegal to get rid of commercial waste at household sites and commercial businesses are responsible for using either the council or a private contractor to dispose of trade waste.