Tough action taken by Council to deter fly-tippers

Trafford Council is continuing the fight against littering and fly-tipping – by increasing fines to deter culprits.

The Council, like many other areas across the country, has seen an increase in fly-tipping during the Covid lockdown and now the authority has decided enough is enough.

Trafford has increased on-the-spot Fixed Penalty Notices for fly-tipping from £200 to £400 and littering from £100 to £150.

Litterers and fly-tippers have also been warned that the Council’s environmental improvement team is determined to catch those breaking the law and is working closely with colleagues in the Council’s CCTV control room to identify offenders.

Officers will issue on-the-spot fines to people caught dropping litter – including cigarette butts and chewing gum. A key focus will also be to target fly-tippers who persistently choose to blight the environment of local neighbourhoods who will be fined £400 or prosecuted. The move also supports Trafford Council’s corporate priorities of being green and having pride in our area.

A spokesperson for Trafford Council said:

Trafford Council believes it is wrong to throw litter on the floor and if we catch you, we will come down hard on you. We have taken the opportunity of increasing our fines for littering and fly-tipping and hope this will deter people from being irresponsible.

“We are passionate about ensuring our neighbourhoods are clean and attractive places to live in, and will not tolerate littering. We want to ensure Trafford remains a beautiful place and will do everything we can to ensure this.”

If you witness anyone fly-tipping you can now report them to our fly tipping hotline on 0161 912 4152.

Posted on Tuesday 13th April 2021