Magenta Living tackles illegal fly tipping
Published by katiejones for Magenta Living in Environment and also in Communities
Tackling fly tipping in Wirral
Magenta Living project ‘Trash Tracker’ is using CSI tactics to tackle fly tipping in hot spot areas across Wirral.
Working in partnership with Lairdside Communities Together (LCT) in North Birkenhead, the Trash Tracker Team visit sites where items have been dumped illegally and cordon it off with environmental crime scene tape while investigations take place.
Fly tipping was photographed and pictures were used on ‘real time’ fliers to target local dumping, door to door discussions were held, warning posters were put up in the area, and tenants came forward with information.
As a result, several offenders came forward and immediately removed the waste. The area was considerably cleaner for the duration of the scheme.
Heavy fines can be administered for fly tipping, but with smarter working it is possible to prevent and reduce further problems.
Tenants in North Birkenhead have provided information and made a positive contribution to the success of the project.
John Mycock, Magenta Living’s Assistant Director of Housing Services, said: “Magenta Living has identified areas where fly tipping is an issue and we have concentrated our efforts in dealing with these hot spot areas. As well as bringing charges against those who dump waste illegally, we are talking to communities about disposing of items responsibly.
“Our residents deserve to live in a clean and safe environment and we hope Trash Tracker shows residents that we will not tolerate fly tipping in our communities.”