5 more people have been fined after our investigations linked them to rubbish found fly-tipped in Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton.
All 5 told Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court that they had paid someone to remove rubbish from their homes that was later found dumped. None provided any details of the people they had employed.
They were all convicted of offences contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 but could have potentially avoided court action if they had not ignored letters from us.
Since January 2018 we have prosecuted 22 people for environmental crimes leading to financial penalties of almost £9000. A further 14 are due in court soon and 11 other cases are being prepared.
Junior Obeng, 39, of Partington Street, Castleton, was fined £440 and ordered to pay costs of £350 and a victim surcharge of £44 over waste found fly-tipped 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 deposited to the rear of Park Road, Rochdale.
Samantha Walsh, 23, of Newlands Walk, Middleton, was fined £40 and ordered to pay £200 costs and a £30 victim surcharge. Her waste was found fly-tipped at Wythburn Road in Middleton.
Tanya Stanisauskis, 32, of Hillcrest Road, Rochdale, was fined £195, and ordered to pay costs of £385 and a victim surcharge of £30, over wasted dumped in Minor Street, Heywood.
Emily Roberts, 21, 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 over waste found dumped in Howard Street, Rochdale.
Councillor Neil Emmott, our 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."