Tameside’s fly-tipping team doubled to tackle the issue during COVID-19 crisis

MOST people don’t fly-tip their waste but those who do are being warned that action will be taken against them.

Tameside Council has doubled capacity in its fly tipping team to tackle the issue despite resources being stretched to the limit as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic.

The authority has warned that action will be taken against offenders, with fixed penalty notices still being issued and legal proceedings being put into process.

Tameside Council Executive Member Cllr Allison Gwynne, who is responsible for operations and neighbourhoods, said: “Fly-tipping is unacceptable at all times both to the local community and environment and to public resources.

“We know most people dispose of their waste responsibly and – despite unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 – we’re doing our best to continue to run a full waste collection service to support residents in this.

“However, for those who choose to have total disregard for their local community and environment and fly-tip their waste, we will not hesitate in taking action.”

For further information on fly-tipping and reporting seehttp://www.tameside.gov.uk/flytipping 

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