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Five more Gateshead fly tippers convicted

Lee Lamb fly tip, Beacon Lough

Five Gateshead fly tippers have found themselves almost £2,000 poorer after being prosecuted by Gateshead Council.

The five - Lee Lamb, Emma Ridden, Martin Taylor, William Black and Martin Holcombe - all pleaded guilty of separate offences at Gateshead Magistrates Court last week.

As well as fly tipping, they admitted guilt to a range of other offences including failing to produce legal waste transfer notices, not having the required licences to transport waste, and the offence of failing in their duty of care.

Anneliese Hutchinson, Service Director of Development, Transport and Public Protection, says: "We are determined to do everything we can to catch and prosecute those people who think it is acceptable to fly tip their waste.

"We are particularly interested in those waste collectors who advertise their services on social media by masquerading as proper waste collection companies  - but who just fly tip the waste people pay them to dispose of.

"We know that fly tipping is something which local residents get extremely angry about, and rightly so. We receive thousands of flytipping reports each year and the Council are committed to doing everything we can to stop the people who are doing this. Our approach in prosecuting offenders has led to a reduction in the number of complaints we receive about fly tipping, but we are not complacent and the work goes on.

Report a fly-tip "But we can't do it without the public's help. That's why we urge anyone who sees someone fly tipping, or who thinks they might be involved in such offences, to let us know and we will investigate."

We recently launched a new online service which allows residents to report a fly tip using their mobile phone, with the ability to attach photographs and maps of the location of the offence. The new service guarantees that every report is also investigated by tour Enforcement Team before being passed on for clearing.

You can report fly tipping online.

Lee Lamb fly tip, Beacon Lough
29 July 2019

Five Gateshead fly tippers have found themselves almost £2,000 poorer after being prosecuted by Gateshead Council.

The five - Lee Lamb, Emma Ridden, Martin Taylor, William Black and Martin Holcombe - all pleaded guilty of separate offences at Gateshead Magistrates Court last week.

As well as fly tipping, they admitted guilt to a range of other offences including failing to produce legal waste transfer notices, not having the required licences to transport waste, and the offence of failing in their duty of care.

Anneliese Hutchinson, Service Director of Development, Transport and Public Protection, says: "We are determined to do everything we can to catch and prosecute those people who think it is acceptable to fly tip their waste.

"We are particularly interested in those waste collectors who advertise their services on social media by masquerading as proper waste collection companies  - but who just fly tip the waste people pay them to dispose of.

"We know that fly tipping is something which local residents get extremely angry about, and rightly so. We receive thousands of flytipping reports each year and the Council are committed to doing everything we can to stop the people who are doing this. Our approach in prosecuting offenders has led to a reduction in the number of complaints we receive about fly tipping, but we are not complacent and the work goes on.

Report a fly-tip "But we can't do it without the public's help. That's why we urge anyone who sees someone fly tipping, or who thinks they might be involved in such offences, to let us know and we will investigate."

We recently launched a new online service which allows residents to report a fly tip using their mobile phone, with the ability to attach photographs and maps of the location of the offence. The new service guarantees that every report is also investigated by tour Enforcement Team before being passed on for clearing.

You can report fly tipping online.

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