Road in Hazel Grove blocked by fly-tippers

A large amount of rubbish has been illegally dumped on Threaphurst Lane, Hazel Grove this past week.

The rubbish, including planks of wood, garden waste and asbestos, has cost Stockport Council approximately £650 to be cleared up.

The Council is now seeking evidence to prosecute the fly-tipper and is urging anyone who saw this taking place or recognises the rubbish to come forward and report it through www.stockport.gov.uk/flytipping

As part of the ongoing Council’s ‘We Love Stockport – Be Proud of Where You Live’ campaign, the Council would like to remind residents that they have a duty of care to help prevent fly-tipping. Using someone to remove your waste is fine but you must check that they are a registered waste carrier and check that they are taking the waste to a proper disposal site. If a third party waste remover takes your waste away and fly tips it – you are responsible.

Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence and can carry fines up to £50,000 or 12 months in prison.

Caroline Simpson, Corporate Director for Place at Stockport Council, said: “Fly-tipping is completely unacceptable and irresponsible, and the Council will take robust action against perpetrators. By taking a tough stance on this issue, we hope to deter potential offenders from carrying out this anti-social behaviour. Residents also need to be aware that they shouldn’t pay someone cash to remove waste without checking for a licence, as they are responsible for this. If you’ve witnessed a fly-tipping incident, please report it through the Council website.”

For more information visit www.stockport.gov.uk/environment

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