There has been an increase in Fly-tipping in Ryedale and the district council has reminded people of their responsibility to dispose of waste material properly.
It is launching its Your Waste, Your Responsibility campaign to educate citizens about the importance of legally disposing of their waste.
Staff will be on hand to talk to Ryedale’s residents about their waste responsibility at Sand Hutton Community Event, the Castle Howard Dog Show and both days of the Yorkshire Game & Country Fair at Scampston Hall.
Making sure rubbish is correctly disposed of is an individual’s responsibility and failure to do so can result in a fixed penalty notice or in some cases prosecution leading to an unlimited fine.
In particular the Council has seen an increase in fly-tips containing building materials, car parts, garden waste and household clearance materials as well as more rubbish being thrown from cars such as fast food wrappers.
Many large scale incidents from this year are still under investigation and details are not yet available, however in 2021 the authority recorded 255 instances of fly-tipping in Ryedale.
That is up 20% from the year before.
Ryedale residents can dispose of waste in a number of ways including their wheelie bins and recycling boxes, at Household Waste and Recycling Centres and by using the Council’s bulky waste collection service.
Those who choose to hire a private waste company need to make sure it has a waste carrier’s licence, is registered with the environment agency and will dispose of things legally and responsibly.
Council staff have also seen a high number of items being left next to recycling bins at Mini Recycling Centres and would like to remind residents that if a bin is full then rubbish should be taken elsewhere.
Residents can find out their nearest Household Waste and mini recycling centres, including their opening times, on the Council’s website here.
The bulky waste collections offered by Ryedale District Council include freestanding furniture, fridges, freezers, carpets and garden equipment.
More information on exactly what can be picked up, charges and how to request the service can be found here.
Learn more about your legal responsibilities with regards to waste here.