A CRACKDOWN on fly-tipping in Bury has continued as another three have been fined for dumping waste.

The council recently introduced Fixed Penalty Notices as an alternative to the expensive process of prosecuting offenders.

Further fines have now been issued for littering on Mitchell Street and on land opposite Seymour Court, Radcliffe.

Two fines totalling £700 were given out to a Radcliffe business on Holland Street that failed to produce waste transfer notes in relation to the disposal of the waste.

Cllr Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, climate change and operations, said: "Fly-tipping is a criminal offence, and sadly it seems to be a national problem.

"It also costs Bury taxpayers tens of thousands of pounds to have it cleared up, money which should be spent on other essential services."

Cllr Quinn urged people not to use unlicensed waste removal services and instead use the Environmental Agency's website https://environment.data.gov.uk/.

The council also reminded businesses of the need to transfer waste to authorised waste carriers with a written record of their waste disposal.

All businesses must keep a copy of these waste transfer notes or face a minimum of two years in prison, £300 fixed penalty notices or £180 if paid within ten days.

The first eight fines under the scheme were issued in July and August.

Extra enforcement officers have been taken on to take action against fly-tippers.

One person was fined for dumping general waste on Ferngrove Bury, and another was caught fly-tipping on Richard Burch Street in Bury.

Details on the 21 recycling centres in Greater Manchester where residents can have waste taken care of for free can be found at https://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10838.