Trafford has issued over 2,000 fines for dropping litter in the past year

Anyone caught dropping litter will face an on-the-spot fine of £80
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Trafford Council has issued over 2,000 fines for dropping litter in the past year.

Kingdom Enforcement, working on behalf of the council, has 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.

The 2,020 fines were for the following:

  • 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

The council said it is now planning to install more covert CCTV cameras in fly-tipping hotspots like alleyways and park litter bins across the borough.

Kingdom has been given a six-month contract extension by Trafford.

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.”

Anyone spotting anyone fly-tipping should call 0161 912 2000.

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