Ten more people have been dealt hefty £400 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping and littering offences.

23 people have now been issued the fines since Bury Council adopted new powers in July to serve fixed notice instead of taking offenders to court.

In October, seven penalties were given for littering and three were given out for fly-tipping.

Cllr Alan Quinn, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: "Fly-tipping is a criminal offence; it's disgusting, there's no excuse for it, and we're fed up with it.

"On top of that, it takes resources away from other council services which local taxpayers want their money spending on - last year we spent approximately £70,000 on clearing up fly-tipping.

"The extra enforcement officers we have taken on are doing a tremendour job in tackling those responsible for this waste, with the help of many community-minded individuals across the borough who are also doing great work in keeping our environment clean."

He added: "Remember, if fly-tipped waste can be traced back to its owner, the owner can be fined even if they had acted in good faith and were not aware the wast was going to be fly-tipped.

"Residents should ask any waste carrier for their address and telephone number, their waste carrier licence, and ask where their waste will be taken to."

For details on the 21 recycling centres in Greater Manchester visit https://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10838.