Crackdown on people who dump rubbish in back streets

The Bolton News: Crackdown on people who dump rubbish in back streets Crackdown on people who dump rubbish in back streets

RESIDENTS who continually dump rubbish could face automatic enforcement notices telling them to clean up their act, under plans being mooted by councillors.

Environmental bosses will today discuss proposals to “beef up” the disciplinary process if people are caught littering in streets and back alleys across Bolton.

Under the current system residents who leave rubbish outside of their wheelie bin receive letters from the council advising them not to do it, and are given advice about recycling.

Repeat offenders face a fixed penalty notice if they do not change their ways.

But councillors are looking at introducing a new legal notice — which carries a £100 fine if breached — to stop people dumping black bins full of waste in the street.

Cllr Nick Peel, the council's executive member for environmental services, said he wanted to strengthen the enforcement to tackle littering hotspots across Bolton.

He added: “There is a problem in certain areas of Bolton and certain back streets, where side waste — where people leave rubbish next to bins — becomes fly-tipping very quickly.

“Other people then add to it, which leads to complaints from other neighbours and streets that are full of litter.

“We should be tackling this anti-social behaviour, where people have no respect for their neighbours, and it’s about educating people and changing their attitudes.”

Cllr Sufrana Bashir-Ismail, the cabinet member for community services, said the council has a zero-tolerance approach towards dropping litter.

She added: “However, there are individuals who blatantly ignore these messages and in a climate of reducing budgets, we are taking a stronger stance which will see robust enforcement action.”

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12:00pm Wed 2 Jul 14

thomas222 says...

Thats what happens when Bolton Council took plenty of money off the Government for allowing Bolton to be one of the Government Immigrant transit area scheme.
Thats what happens when Bolton Council took plenty of money off the Government for allowing Bolton to be one of the Government Immigrant transit area scheme. thomas222
  • Score: 13

12:29pm Wed 2 Jul 14

pondis says...

maybe there should be a camera that catches people fly tipping and giving points to those caught. Rather than the hundreds of camera vans around bolton catching people doing 32mph.
maybe there should be a camera that catches people fly tipping and giving points to those caught. Rather than the hundreds of camera vans around bolton catching people doing 32mph. pondis
  • Score: 12

1:06pm Wed 2 Jul 14

itsnotthatbad says...

That's daubhill fc**ed then!.. Maybe they should educate the villagers that throwing it over your back gate doesn't make the problem go away!
That's daubhill fc**ed then!.. Maybe they should educate the villagers that throwing it over your back gate doesn't make the problem go away! itsnotthatbad
  • Score: -3

2:39pm Wed 2 Jul 14

piszoff says...

Seen them across from me, visiting friend and leaving rubbish in the back because it is taken away in this area.
Seen them across from me, visiting friend and leaving rubbish in the back because it is taken away in this area. piszoff
  • Score: -3

5:00pm Wed 2 Jul 14

marco999 says...

Sadly fly tipping is rife nowadays. Our back street has had a car, a 3 piece suite and 4 fridge freezers dumped in it over the last couple of months. I regularly see people emptying fast food cartons, bottles and the contents of their ashtrays from their cars into the street as they pass. Kids walk past my house and drop litter every day without a flicker of conscience - and I live in a relatively affluent area. Shutting the local recycling centers down was a mistake and charging for dumping some types of waste is another - people won't pay or go out of their way to get rid of an old suite when it's free to dump it in someone else's back street. The whole business of waste management needs a big rethink.
Sadly fly tipping is rife nowadays. Our back street has had a car, a 3 piece suite and 4 fridge freezers dumped in it over the last couple of months. I regularly see people emptying fast food cartons, bottles and the contents of their ashtrays from their cars into the street as they pass. Kids walk past my house and drop litter every day without a flicker of conscience - and I live in a relatively affluent area. Shutting the local recycling centers down was a mistake and charging for dumping some types of waste is another - people won't pay or go out of their way to get rid of an old suite when it's free to dump it in someone else's back street. The whole business of waste management needs a big rethink. marco999
  • Score: 8

5:26pm Wed 2 Jul 14

David 1957 says...

The council wants to make sure the bin men do their job and collect the bins .Our food waste bin not emptied last week.Its now full of maggots!
The council wants to make sure the bin men do their job and collect the bins .Our food waste bin not emptied last week.Its now full of maggots! David 1957
  • Score: 3

9:50am Thu 3 Jul 14

Gore Seer says...

BOLTON WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, FREE WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE, Bolton Council Will Shift House Hold Waste Free, Another Service Hidden From Joe Public, I Personally Have Witness The Collection Service, In Tong More, But Bolton Council Will Not Provide Me With Phone Number.
BOLTON WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, FREE WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE, Bolton Council Will Shift House Hold Waste Free, Another Service Hidden From Joe Public, I Personally Have Witness The Collection Service, In Tong More, But Bolton Council Will Not Provide Me With Phone Number. Gore Seer
  • Score: 0
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