Council issues fines to over 2,000 households for littering and fly-tipping

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