Man fined for dumping waste near his home

Date Released - 31/01/2023

Man fined for dumping waste near his home


A MAN has been fined a total of £275.70 by Tameside magistrates after admitting dumping household waste in the street near his home.


The court heard on 27 January that a Tameside Council officer investigated reports of flytipping on Moss Street West, Ashton-under-Lyne, on 22 June 2022.


There was a large amount of household waste on the pavement near to the junction with Hardwick Street. The waste also included a number of black bin bags.


Following further investigations, two fixed penalty notices (FPNs) for littering offences were served on residents who lived nearby. One FPN was paid within 14 days and no further action was taken.


However, despite being offered numerous opportunities to pay, Atif Ahmed, of Hardwick Street, Ashton, failed to respond to any correspondence regarding the FPN he had received.


Following summons to Court, Mr Ahmed pleaded guilty to littering. He told the court that he put a bag of household waste on top of his bin. He further claimed that he contacted the council at the time of receiving the FPN. However, there is no record of the council having received any contact from him.


Mr Ahmed was ordered by magistrates to pay £146 fine, £58 victim surcharge and £71.70 clean-up costs.


Tameside Council Executive Member Cllr Denise Ward, responsible for environmental services, said: “I’m pleased to see yet another successful prosecution against someone who has dumped waste in the street. There is no excuse for either flytipping and littering – they are both totally unacceptable and disrespectful to the local community and environment. We have teams out every day investigating flytipping and littering, as part of our ongoing Our Streets campaign, and we’ll always take action against offenders where we have the evidence to do so.”


To find out more about how to report flytipping see

For more information on how the council is working with the local community to clean up town centres and neigbourhoods see