Five are fined in clampdown on fly-tipping
A MIDDLETON woman has been prosecuted in a major crackdown on flytipping by Rochdale council.
Samantha Walsh, aged 23, of Newlands Walk, was one of five people fined in unrelated cases over dumped rubbish.
Walsh pleaded guilty to breaching her duty of care in respects to waste, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
A council spokesman said she claimed that she had paid someone to remove rubbish from her home, but the refuse was later found fly-tipped.
She did not provide any details of the people she claimed to have employed to dispose of the waste.
At Manchester and Salford Magistates’ Court, Walsh was fined £40 and ordered to pay £200 costs and a £30 victim surcharge in relation to waste dumped on Wythburn Road, Middleton.
Since January, Rochdale council has prosecuted 22 people for environmental crimes, leading to financial penalties of almost £9,000.
A further 14 people are due in court soon and 11 other cases are being prepared.
Coun Neil Emmott, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “We will pursue fly-tippers, people who pay to have waste removed without proper checks and litter louts wherever and however we can.
“Most people are responsible and care about their local environment, so they should not have to put up with it being spoiled by people who do not dispose of their waste responsibly.
“There are many legitimate and easy ways to get rid of waste so there is never an excuse for it being dumped in the streets or our beautiful countryside.”
Also fined as part of the same crackdown in which Walsh was prosecuted was Junior Obeng, aged 39, of Partington Street, Castleton. He was ordered to pay a £440 fine, costs of £350 and a victim surcharge of £44 over waste found flytipped at Chadwick Lane, Rochdale.
Mehnaz Tariq, 41, of Heys Street, Rochdale, was ordered to pay £80 compensation and £100 costs after waste linked to her was found to the rear of Park Road, Rochdale. In regards to waste dumped on Minor Street, Heywood, Tanya Stanisauskis, 32, of Hillcrest Road, Rochdale, was fined £195 and ordered to pay costs of £385 and a victim surcharge of £30.
Emily Roberts, 21, now of Elm Grove, Wardle, but formerly of Howard Street, Rochdale, was fined £40 and ordered to pay costs of £120 and a victim surcharge of £30 in relation to waste which was found dumped in Howard Street, Rochdale.
They all pleaded guilty to the same charge as Walsh.
The rubbish fly-tipped on Wythburn Road, Middleton
Coun Neil Emmott