Woman fined for dumped rubbish in Ashton

Date Released - 29/01/2024

A WOMAN has been fined £212 including costs by Tameside magistrates after her household rubbish was found dumped in the street.


The court heard that on 12 July 2023, Tameside Council enforcement officers were investigating a case of fly tipping Ripon Street in Ashton when they traced waste back to Caitlin Ashton of Egerton Street Ashton.


Ms Ashton was written to on several occasions and was offered the opportunity to pay a fixed penalty notice – however all correspondence was ignored.


Ms Ashton plead guilty at Tameside Magistrates’ Court on 25 January 2024 to a household duty of care offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. She said that she believed someone had taken the rubbish out of her bin.


Tameside Council Assistant Executive Member responsible for enforcement Cllr Vincent Ricci said: “All residents have a duty to ensure our household waste is disposed of legally and responsibly. Waste offences are unacceptable and disrespectful to the environment and local community, most of whom take a pride in their local area and neighbourhoods.


“We have teams out every day clearing and investigating waste offences and we’ll always take further action where we find evidence. Last year we issued over 170 fines for waste offences and this work will continue as part of our ongoing Our Streets campaign to make our local areas cleaner, greener and safer.”


To report fly-tipping in Tameside see www.tameside.gov.uk/flytipping. There more information on the Our Streets campaign here www.tameside.gov.uk/ourstreets