Fly-tippers will be prosecuted warns Council

People whose rubbish is fly-tipped during the coronavirus pandemic have been warned by Trafford Council they will be prosecuted.
The authority says it will investigate all fly-tipping incidents – and anyone caught will be taken to court.

The warning comes as there has been a steady increase in incidents of people dumping rubbish during the pandemic.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Air Quality, Environment and Climate Change, said

The authority will never tolerate fly-tipping.

I acknowledge the difficulties residents are facing managing their waste at this time but there is no excuse for fly-tipping.

We will continue to take a tough line on incidents of fly-tipping and will keep on investigating all reports with a view to prosecuting those responsible.“

Meanwhile, Recycling for Greater Manchester which is responsible for running recycling centres in the region, has agreed to re-open some of them in early May.

In Trafford, Woodhouse Lane Recycling Centre, off Sinderland Road, Altrincham will be the one that opens initially. However, the centre at Chester Road, Stretford will remain closed.

Cllr Adshead said: 

It is good news for Trafford residents who need to dispose of their waste that recycling centres across Greater Manchester will reopen soon.

However, there will be strict measures in place for in order to protect the public and staff working at the sites.”

Details on opening times which have not been agreed yet will be published on the Recycle for Greater Manchester website in due course.

Posted on Friday 24th April 2020