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.”