Trafford Council is winning the war against environmental crime with its tough stance against those who dump rubbish and drop litter.
Kingdom Enforcement, working on behalf of Trafford Council, issued £80 fixed penalty fines to 2,020 households over the last 12 months.
The council also caught nine people fly-tipping in Old Trafford thanks to CCTV cameras. One fly-tipper caught on camera has been prosecuted and other cases are under investigation.
There are now plans by the council to install more covert CCTV cameras in fly-tipping hotspots like alleyways and park litter bins across the borough.
Kingdom, which has been given a six-month contract extension by Trafford Council, issued the 2,020 fines for the following offences:
- 364 for bags placed next to bins (for example in alleyways or in parks)
- 1,555 for cigarette litter
- 10 for small scale fly-tipping
- 27 for food waste
- 64 for various other reasons
Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council Executive Member for the Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change, said:
We have shown by these figures that we will not tolerate littering and fly-tipping of any kind and will come down hard on those who are guilty.
Everyone has a duty of care to dispose of their rubbish properly and responsibly. This also means making sure those who offer to get rid of your rubbish have a waste disposal licence.
So if you are approached by a ‘man and a van’ company you can often be left with a big fine if they are operating without a licence.
The council, through its contractor The One Trafford Partnership, is also upping its game by clearing rubbish and fly-tipping across Old Trafford and having a regular barrow person daily – but if you see anyone fly-tipping, please let us know by calling 0161 912 2000."
Posted on Tuesday 22nd January 2019