We're looking at different ways we can tackle the issue of fly tipping.
We know it is an issue in particular hot spots within the Selby district and already deploy mobile, specialist CCTV cameras to catch offenders in the act.
We've seen a rise in the number of incidents that have happened after a resident has appealed for a 'man with a van' or 'anyone doing a tip run' appeal on social media. We're looking at launching an accrediation scheme for people who offer these services - and legitimately dispose of the waste in the right way.
Residents who have used unlicensed waste carriers - who later fly tip their waste - are at risk of prosecution as they are legally responsible for the correct disposal of their rubbish.
We're part of a brand new fly tipping task force named Operation Eyeball that has been formed to tackle fly tipping in rural parts of North Yorkshire and Selby.
Bringing together North Yorkshire Police with landowners and district and unitary councils will allow the sharing of intelligence and information to tackle the crime. A key element will be planned and targeted enforcement action days.
North Yorkshire County Council, Network Rail, the NFU and the Environment Agency, as landowners, are also involved. Along with City of York Council, all seven North Yorkshire local authorities who have enforcement powers for this crime are also involved in the operation: Ryedale District Council, Richmondshire District Council, Hambleton District Council, Harrogate District Council, Craven District Council, Scarborough Borough Council and Selby District Council.
North Yorkshire Police will be gathering and sharing intelligence around fly tipping hot spots, suspect vehicles and waste carriers.
To find out more about what we have planned and to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org.