22 people prosecuted in one day after fly-tipping in Oldham

Picture courtesy of Oldham Council

Magistrates have told irresponsible residents who thought it was ok to let others clean up their waste to pay £18,209 in fines and costs.

The 22 all appeared at Tameside Magistrates Court on 1st May.

Watch this video to see some of the individuals successfully prosecuted by Oldham Council

 

Fly tipping May 2019v2 from Oldham Council on Vimeo.

Councillor Arooj Shah, Deputy Leader of Oldham Council and Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “These successful prosecutions are down to the hard work and dedication of our Environmental Enforcement officers who had to sift through waste searching for evidence linking it to the individuals.

“Unfortunately, they have to do that job daily because a small minority of people continue to think it is ok to let others clean up after them.

“We will continue to name and shame people who blight the borough.”


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