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Vow to 'crack down' on fly-tippers as council adopts new strategy to combat scourge of illegal dumping

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The leader of Rochdale council has vowed to ‘crack down’ on fly-tippers as the authority adopts a new strategy for tackling the scourge.

There were more than 5,000 incidents of illegal dumping in the borough during the 2020/21 municipal year, with disposal costs alone setting the council back by £167k.

According to data, household waste accounts for the majority of fly-tipping in Rochdale, with roads, back alleys and council land being the main spots for discarding rubbish. READ MORE : Derelict site once home to the world's largest asbestos firm set for clean-up following sale to new owners A report to council says the issue remains a ‘blight’ on the landscape and a ‘source of frustration’ for residents and the local authority.

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