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Ashton day of action leads to eight fly-tipping fines

Press Release: 07/03/2024

EIGHT fixed penalty notices were issued when Tameside Council conducted its latest day of action on 28 February.

Local Councillors joined staff in the west end of Ashton – a district where fly-tipping is an ongoing problem – focusing on Stockport Road and the area around Blandford Street and Layard Street.

Collected waste was examined to identify offenders, and the evidence discovered resulted in the penalties being issued. Waste offences resulted in almost 200 fines across Tameside last year with several successful prosecutions.

Tameside Council’s assistant executive member for enforcement, Cllr Vincent Ricci, who attended the day, said: “It was great to see the team contributing to tidying our streets and identifying those responsible.

“We know litter and fly-tipping are a major concern for our residents as most of them take great pride in their neighbourhoods. I want them to know that Tameside Council appreciates their work and we’ll do everything we can to support them such as supplying equipment for community clean-ups through our litter hubs.

“It’s a pity so much council-workers’ precious time has to be spent dealing with such an unnecessary issue, and one that diverts money from vital services.

“My message to the few people who insist on fly-tipping is that our officers are at work in the borough every day. We will always take enforcement action whenever we identify an offender.”

To report fly-tipping, or if anyone has any information on any fly-tipping offences, please use the report it at

For more information on the Our Streets campaign – which aims to bring the council together with partner organisations, businesses and residents to create a greener, cleaner, safer borough – visit

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