Rochdale residents fined after fly-tipping in Rossendale

Date published: 09 September 2021

Three Rochdale residents have been fined £400 each after fly-tipping in Rossendale.

The residents each received a fine after Rossendale Borough Council received reports of fly-tipping on Gincroft Lane in Edenfield in July.

Councillor Steve Hughes, Rossendale’s Cabinet member for Communities, said that dealing with fly-tipping is “incredibly frustrating.”

He continued: “We won’t hesitate to issue fixed penalties where we find evidence of illegal dumping and urge people to ensure that they are correctly and legally disposing of their rubbish.

“We want to deter people from dumping their rubbish illegally and hope that this evidence of the swift action we have taken will make them think twice.”

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and a conviction carries an unlimited fine and/or 12 months’ imprisonment or five years’ imprisonment if convicted at crown court.

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