Council

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

By David Prior at

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.