EIGHT fines were issued for fly-tipping in Dukinfield after the council held an enforcement day of action.
Councillors joined waste enforcement officers around the town on Wednesday (November 8) to tackle litter and fly-tipping.
Officers are investigating fly-tipping and served fixed penalty notices after finding and removing waste in Lime Street, Church Street, Highfield Street, Combermere Street and King Street.
A shop – which hasn’t been named by the council – had no bins in place and was accumulating waste outside so it has been slapped with a fixed penalty notice for breaching waste duty of care requirements.
Councillor Vincent Ricci, Assistant Executive Member responsible for enforcement, took part along with Executive Member for Environmental Services, Cllr Denise Ward, and Dukinfield councillors John Taylor, Jackie Lane and Naila Shariff.
“This is a great result from yet another successful Our Streets day of action,” Cllr Ricci commented.
“I know that fly-tipping and littering is of great concern to the local community and it is great to see how we can work together to tackle it and fine those responsible.
“There is no excuse for fly-tipping and littering – both are totally unacceptable and disrespectful to the local community and environment. We will always take enforcement action when we find out who the offenders are.”
People can report fly-tipping in Tameside at www.tameside.gov.uk/flytipping