York man fined £950 for dumping sofa by road at Overton off the A19

York Press: . .

A YORK man has been fined more than £950 after dumping a three-piece suite near a main road in North Yorkshire.

Jamie Robinson, 23, of Martins Court, was prosecuted by Hambleton District Council for flytipping on a quiet road at Overton, off the A19, and admitted the offence when he appeared before Northallerton magistrates.

He also left other rubbish at the site. Coun Brian Phillips, the council’s cabinet member for customer services, said: “We take flytipping seriously and the courts are backing us up.

“These people believe they can pollute our district with their waste and just get away with it. On this occasion, it cost a man £954, but the annual cost to our ratepayers is £17,000. Hambleton is a beautiful area and should not be ruined by selfish and often profiteering individuals.”

Coun Phillips said anybody who is paid to dispose of waste should be checked for a valid licence and provide a receipt with their address and vehicle details.

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12:49pm Sat 7 Dec 13

AnotherPointofView says...

Good. I'm pleased that something is being done about this blight on our countryside.

The real problem is that the council make it so difficult and expensive to dispose of waste that inevitably people will dump waste in a layby.

Everywhere I go I see more and more of this. Waste is dumped under hedges in laybys etc. and the council then pays thousands of pounds OF OUR MONEY to clear it up. If it was cheaper and easier to get rid of at the recycling centres people would be more likely to do this.

With a van or car with trailer etc. you cannot even enter the recycling centre unless you have a waste carriers licence (£154) plus you have to pay a minimum of £66+vat for landfill waste. (I am aware of household voucher scheme but this is limited to household waste only and then twelve visits per year)
Good. I'm pleased that something is being done about this blight on our countryside. The real problem is that the council make it so difficult and expensive to dispose of waste that inevitably people will dump waste in a layby. Everywhere I go I see more and more of this. Waste is dumped under hedges in laybys etc. and the council then pays thousands of pounds OF OUR MONEY to clear it up. If it was cheaper and easier to get rid of at the recycling centres people would be more likely to do this. With a van or car with trailer etc. you cannot even enter the recycling centre unless you have a waste carriers licence (£154) plus you have to pay a minimum of £66+vat for landfill waste. (I am aware of household voucher scheme but this is limited to household waste only and then twelve visits per year) AnotherPointofView

1:46pm Sat 7 Dec 13

bolero says...

Pity it didn't give his full address, we could have all returned the favour.
Pity it didn't give his full address, we could have all returned the favour. bolero

3:19pm Sat 7 Dec 13

again says...

What a weirdo! Are these people so socially estranged that they don't know there is a recycling depot in York?

That said, there is now a charge for dumping there when before our council tax was sufficient. No doubt more fall out from our beloved banksters who get away with dumping on the rest of us.
What a weirdo! Are these people so socially estranged that they don't know there is a recycling depot in York? That said, there is now a charge for dumping there when before our council tax was sufficient. No doubt more fall out from our beloved banksters who get away with dumping on the rest of us. again

4:52pm Sat 7 Dec 13

CLAIRELAURAINE says...

What is so difficult about driving to a rubbish tip??? We live in a rural village and most weekends rubbish is dumped down the country lane where we live. It's nearer to drive to either to York or Pocklington tip but it seems that people have a ride out into the countryside and then go back to town.
What is so difficult about driving to a rubbish tip??? We live in a rural village and most weekends rubbish is dumped down the country lane where we live. It's nearer to drive to either to York or Pocklington tip but it seems that people have a ride out into the countryside and then go back to town. CLAIRELAURAINE

5:11pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Alf Garnett says...

Good. It's a pity that he wasn't obliged to carry or drag it to the nearest tip. I'm astonished at just how much trash is dumped on the roadsides, including neatly parcelled bags of rubbish. What a mindset these people must have.
Good. It's a pity that he wasn't obliged to carry or drag it to the nearest tip. I'm astonished at just how much trash is dumped on the roadsides, including neatly parcelled bags of rubbish. What a mindset these people must have. Alf Garnett

8:58am Sun 8 Dec 13

York Castle says...

CLAIRELAURAINE wrote:
What is so difficult about driving to a rubbish tip??? We live in a rural village and most weekends rubbish is dumped down the country lane where we live. It's nearer to drive to either to York or Pocklington tip but it seems that people have a ride out into the countryside and then go back to town.
I am intrigued. What makes you so sure that it is people from the 'town' that drive out and dump their rubbish in your country lane. Are you very sure that your neighbours in your 'rural village' never dump rubbish there?
[quote][p][bold]CLAIRELAURAINE[/bold] wrote: What is so difficult about driving to a rubbish tip??? We live in a rural village and most weekends rubbish is dumped down the country lane where we live. It's nearer to drive to either to York or Pocklington tip but it seems that people have a ride out into the countryside and then go back to town.[/p][/quote]I am intrigued. What makes you so sure that it is people from the 'town' that drive out and dump their rubbish in your country lane. Are you very sure that your neighbours in your 'rural village' never dump rubbish there? York Castle

10:40am Sun 8 Dec 13

magicadey says...

AnotherPointofView wrote:
Good. I'm pleased that something is being done about this blight on our countryside.

The real problem is that the council make it so difficult and expensive to dispose of waste that inevitably people will dump waste in a layby.

Everywhere I go I see more and more of this. Waste is dumped under hedges in laybys etc. and the council then pays thousands of pounds OF OUR MONEY to clear it up. If it was cheaper and easier to get rid of at the recycling centres people would be more likely to do this.

With a van or car with trailer etc. you cannot even enter the recycling centre unless you have a waste carriers licence (£154) plus you have to pay a minimum of £66+vat for landfill waste. (I am aware of household voucher scheme but this is limited to household waste only and then twelve visits per year)
actually you can get 12 permits for a trailer for free. just look on hte website..
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: Good. I'm pleased that something is being done about this blight on our countryside. The real problem is that the council make it so difficult and expensive to dispose of waste that inevitably people will dump waste in a layby. Everywhere I go I see more and more of this. Waste is dumped under hedges in laybys etc. and the council then pays thousands of pounds OF OUR MONEY to clear it up. If it was cheaper and easier to get rid of at the recycling centres people would be more likely to do this. With a van or car with trailer etc. you cannot even enter the recycling centre unless you have a waste carriers licence (£154) plus you have to pay a minimum of £66+vat for landfill waste. (I am aware of household voucher scheme but this is limited to household waste only and then twelve visits per year)[/p][/quote]actually you can get 12 permits for a trailer for free. just look on hte website.. magicadey

12:48pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Jonlogical says...

Good it's the parasites like this that spoil it for everybody. But where does the £950 go, it or part of it should go back to the council that has still to pay for the clean up.
The next set of idiots we need to work on are the fast food carton/bag dumpers. Macdonalds offenders seem to be the most prevalent with the lowest IQs.
Good it's the parasites like this that spoil it for everybody. But where does the £950 go, it or part of it should go back to the council that has still to pay for the clean up. The next set of idiots we need to work on are the fast food carton/bag dumpers. Macdonalds offenders seem to be the most prevalent with the lowest IQs. Jonlogical

6:58pm Sun 8 Dec 13

CLAIRELAURAINE says...

York Castle wrote:
CLAIRELAURAINE wrote:
What is so difficult about driving to a rubbish tip??? We live in a rural village and most weekends rubbish is dumped down the country lane where we live. It's nearer to drive to either to York or Pocklington tip but it seems that people have a ride out into the countryside and then go back to town.
I am intrigued. What makes you so sure that it is people from the 'town' that drive out and dump their rubbish in your country lane. Are you very sure that your neighbours in your 'rural village' never dump rubbish there?
most responsible people realise the effect of dumping rubbish in rural or urban spaces , but some "townies" (GIVEN THE FACT I ORIGINATE FROM LEEDS MIGHT ADD SOME CREEDENCE TO THIS) seem to think that it costs money to get rid of rubbish, there are free municipal tips all over so why do these morons persist with this act?
[quote][p][bold]York Castle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CLAIRELAURAINE[/bold] wrote: What is so difficult about driving to a rubbish tip??? We live in a rural village and most weekends rubbish is dumped down the country lane where we live. It's nearer to drive to either to York or Pocklington tip but it seems that people have a ride out into the countryside and then go back to town.[/p][/quote]I am intrigued. What makes you so sure that it is people from the 'town' that drive out and dump their rubbish in your country lane. Are you very sure that your neighbours in your 'rural village' never dump rubbish there?[/p][/quote]most responsible people realise the effect of dumping rubbish in rural or urban spaces , but some "townies" (GIVEN THE FACT I ORIGINATE FROM LEEDS MIGHT ADD SOME CREEDENCE TO THIS) seem to think that it costs money to get rid of rubbish, there are free municipal tips all over so why do these morons persist with this act? CLAIRELAURAINE

7:14pm Sun 8 Dec 13

York Castle says...

CLAIRELAURAINE wrote:
York Castle wrote:
CLAIRELAURAINE wrote:
What is so difficult about driving to a rubbish tip??? We live in a rural village and most weekends rubbish is dumped down the country lane where we live. It's nearer to drive to either to York or Pocklington tip but it seems that people have a ride out into the countryside and then go back to town.
I am intrigued. What makes you so sure that it is people from the 'town' that drive out and dump their rubbish in your country lane. Are you very sure that your neighbours in your 'rural village' never dump rubbish there?
most responsible people realise the effect of dumping rubbish in rural or urban spaces , but some "townies" (GIVEN THE FACT I ORIGINATE FROM LEEDS MIGHT ADD SOME CREEDENCE TO THIS) seem to think that it costs money to get rid of rubbish, there are free municipal tips all over so why do these morons persist with this act?
So are these 'morons', as you call them, from a rural village or the town? What makes you think only people from the town dump rubbish in your country lane, or indeed urban spaces in general? I am keen to understand why you think only 'townies' are irresponsible. PS. It is credence not CREEDENCE.
[quote][p][bold]CLAIRELAURAINE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]York Castle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CLAIRELAURAINE[/bold] wrote: What is so difficult about driving to a rubbish tip??? We live in a rural village and most weekends rubbish is dumped down the country lane where we live. It's nearer to drive to either to York or Pocklington tip but it seems that people have a ride out into the countryside and then go back to town.[/p][/quote]I am intrigued. What makes you so sure that it is people from the 'town' that drive out and dump their rubbish in your country lane. Are you very sure that your neighbours in your 'rural village' never dump rubbish there?[/p][/quote]most responsible people realise the effect of dumping rubbish in rural or urban spaces , but some "townies" (GIVEN THE FACT I ORIGINATE FROM LEEDS MIGHT ADD SOME CREEDENCE TO THIS) seem to think that it costs money to get rid of rubbish, there are free municipal tips all over so why do these morons persist with this act?[/p][/quote]So are these 'morons', as you call them, from a rural village or the town? What makes you think only people from the town dump rubbish in your country lane, or indeed urban spaces in general? I am keen to understand why you think only 'townies' are irresponsible. PS. It is credence not CREEDENCE. York Castle

8:35pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Tom6187 says...

It's nice to see a proper fine being handed out, that sends out a message to anyone thinking of fly tipping. There is no excuse for the average person to fly tip in York, Towthorpe and Hazel court are open most days and Hazel court is actually open 362 days of the year!

If you are running a business the cost of tipping is crazy but that is the fault of the government who raise landfill tax costs every year and use it as a cash cow, and the rising cost of fuel is making it more expensive to transport the waste. It's so bad that at the moment that it's putting people out of business.
It's nice to see a proper fine being handed out, that sends out a message to anyone thinking of fly tipping. There is no excuse for the average person to fly tip in York, Towthorpe and Hazel court are open most days and Hazel court is actually open 362 days of the year! If you are running a business the cost of tipping is crazy but that is the fault of the government who raise landfill tax costs every year and use it as a cash cow, and the rising cost of fuel is making it more expensive to transport the waste. It's so bad that at the moment that it's putting people out of business. Tom6187

8:53pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Tom6187 says...

again wrote:
What a weirdo! Are these people so socially estranged that they don't know there is a recycling depot in York?

That said, there is now a charge for dumping there when before our council tax was sufficient. No doubt more fall out from our beloved banksters who get away with dumping on the rest of us.
There is no charge for the majority of waste that the average person will tip. The only charges are for Asbestos, Plasterboard, gas canisters and brick rubble. Asbestos costs a fortune to dispose of for obvious reasons, it is illegal to put plasterboard on landfill so that is expensive, gas canisters are awkward and the rubble charge has had to be introduced because the government have just decided that all man made inert materials are to be charged at full landfill tax rate.

The current landfill tax rate is £72 per tonne, consider that rubble was previously classed as a low rate tax of £2.50 per tonne and you can see why the charge has been introduced. All of these problems stem from the greed of HMRC, take it up with rich boy George Osborne.
[quote][p][bold]again[/bold] wrote: What a weirdo! Are these people so socially estranged that they don't know there is a recycling depot in York? That said, there is now a charge for dumping there when before our council tax was sufficient. No doubt more fall out from our beloved banksters who get away with dumping on the rest of us.[/p][/quote]There is no charge for the majority of waste that the average person will tip. The only charges are for Asbestos, Plasterboard, gas canisters and brick rubble. Asbestos costs a fortune to dispose of for obvious reasons, it is illegal to put plasterboard on landfill so that is expensive, gas canisters are awkward and the rubble charge has had to be introduced because the government have just decided that all man made inert materials are to be charged at full landfill tax rate. The current landfill tax rate is £72 per tonne, consider that rubble was previously classed as a low rate tax of £2.50 per tonne and you can see why the charge has been introduced. All of these problems stem from the greed of HMRC, take it up with rich boy George Osborne. Tom6187

5:51pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Teabag1 says...

There will be more fly tipping to come due to the councils foolishness.
There will be more fly tipping to come due to the councils foolishness. Teabag1

8:18pm Mon 9 Dec 13

MouseHouse says...

Have that you buffoon. A pathetic spectacle for a 23 year old to be involved in. Suggest you go home and have a chat to whomever makes you tea and find out how people behave in civilised society.
Have that you buffoon. A pathetic spectacle for a 23 year old to be involved in. Suggest you go home and have a chat to whomever makes you tea and find out how people behave in civilised society. MouseHouse

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