Fly-tippers warned they face prosecution if caught by Trafford Council

People whose rubbish is fly-tipped during the coronavirus pandemic have been warned by Trafford Council they will be prosecuted.

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The council has said that they will investigate all fly-tipping incidents and anyone caught will be taken to court.

Fly-tipping has increased since the Coronavirus lockdown which meant tips had to close.

In the coming week or two the good news is that the Woodhouse Lane tip in Broadheath will reopen although the Stretford tip will remain closed.

The fear now is huge tail backs will be formed blocking Sinderland lane, we are also concerned about the hidden dangers of Woodcote road, to the left immediately left at the top of the bridge is a huge gap with nothing to stop a car, a cyclist or a pedestrian falling around 200ft to their death, it really is that dangerous and nothing has been done to make sure no incidents occur.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Air Quality, Environment and Climate Change, said:

“The authority will never tolerate fly-tipping.

I acknowledge the difficulties residents are facing managing their waste at this time but there is no excuse for fly-tipping.

We will continue to take a tough line on incidents of fly-tipping and will keep on investigating all reports with a view to prosecuting those responsible

It is good news for Trafford residents who need to dispose of their waste that recycling centres across Greater Manchester will reopen soon.

However, there will be strict measures in place for in order to protect the public and staff working at the sites.”

Details on opening times which have not been agreed yet will be published on the Recycle for Greater Manchester website in due course.

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