Environment

Council claim victory over fly tippers and plan to install more CCTV cameras

By Peter Trollope at

Acompany working for Trafford Council to counter the menace of fly tipping – has issued over 2,000 households with £80 fines in the last year for littering and fly-tipping

A spokesman for Trafford said:”We are winning the war against environmental crime with our tough stance against those who dump rubbish and drop litter”

Kingdom Enforcement, working on behalf of the Council, has issued £80 fixed penalty fines to 2,020 households over the last 12 months.

The spokesman said:”We also caught nine people fly-tipping in Old Trafford  on 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.”