Council's crackdown on fly-tipping intensifies

30 June 2021

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s crackdown on fly-tippers is set to intensify with mobile CCTV cameras to be used at well-known hotspots around the borough.

Anyone caught illegally dumping waste in west Cheshire could face a fine and even a prison sentence for the most severe cases.

The Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, Councillor Karen Shore said: “There is absolutely no excuse for fly tipping, it is a nuisance to our communities and costs money to clear away. That is why we will take any steps necessary to find and prosecute offenders.

“The message is clear…Fly-tippers beware!  We are watching and will do all we can to track you down, and make sure you pay for what you have done.”

The Council is again urging residents to not be tempted to use the services of Illegal waste carriers who often target people on social media.

Unlicensed carriers often simply dump the waste along country lanes or in alleyways leaving the bill for removal and disposal with the Council.
The Council’s Regulatory Services team will look for any evidence they can find in fly tips and any householder or small businesses found to be using rogue traders to dispose of their waste can be prosecuted.

Cllr Shore added: “Please check anyone disposing of waste for you is a licensed waste carrier – always be wary if you are approached by an individual to take your rubbish away.”

If you discover illegal tipping of waste or see it being tipped, report it 24 hours a day on the Council’s website or ‘Report It’ app.

Check a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency’s website: environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers

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