Bolton Council has issued a warning to fly-tippers after more than 200 bags of waste were recovered on clean-up operations.

The council says it is continuing to crack down on fly-tipping and has issued more fines following two big clean ups.

In recent weeks, council officers have been called to land behind Crescent Road, Great Lever where they carried out the operations.

The dumped waste included more than 200 bags of domestic rubbish which largely consisted of soiled nappies, as well as bags of broken concrete and garden waste.

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Council officers found evidence which allowed them to identify the nearby residents responsible and both were issued with a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice.

One of the residents had handed their waste to an unlicensed carrier who had subsequently dumped it.

Cllr Sue Haworth, Executive Member for Regulatory Services said: “In some cases, we have seen white goods and furniture dumped on streets.

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“Dumped items not only blight streets and neighbourhoods, but they can also be a health hazard to the public, pets and wildlife.

“These clean-up operations cost the council and therefore the taxpayer.

“Fly-tipping is illegal, and the council will continue to use enforcement powers to hold those responsible to account.

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“I would ask the public to please continue to provide intelligence and any evidence to the council where they see fly-tipping.

“I urge residents to be on the lookout for vehicles that drive into areas and dump items, please report these and other fly-tipping offences via the council website.”

Anyone handing waste to a third party to dispose of should first check they have a valid waste carriers license and make sure they receive a waste transfer note.

Failing to do so means residents will be held responsible if their waste is later fly-tipped.