TWO fly-tippers have been asked to pay a joint total of £800 after they dumped rubbish in villages.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council say they have recently dealt with two cases involving the illegal disposal of waste near Beverley and Market Weighton.

In the first instance, a streetscene enforcement officer investigated a report of fly-tipping in Newbald Lodge Road, North Newbald, near Market Weighton, on July 20.

The officer found eight black bin bags containing household waste had been piled up on the side of the road.

Following further investigations, a man from Hull was identified due to evidence found at the scene, and he admitted to dumping the waste.

The man was ordered to pay a £400 fixed penalty notice from the council.

In the second offence, fly-tipping in Arram Road, Leconfield, near Beverley, was reported to the council on August 11.

A council officer found several bags of household waste had been left next to a public waste bin, near the village church.

Evidence was found at the scene and following an investigation, a man from nearby Arram admitted carrying out the illegal dumping of waste.The man was ordered to pay a £400 fixed penalty notice issued by the council.

Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at the council, said: “The responsibility lies with the resident to make sure they dispose of their waste correctly and legally.

“Fly-tipping is not acceptable and we need the public’s help to prevent it from happening.”

Anyone caught fly-tipping could be ordered to pay a £400 fixed penalty notice or the case can be taken to court, where they face an unlimited fine or even imprisonment.