Council launches ‘No Rubbish Excuses’ campaign

CEC litteringCheshire East Council has launched a hard-hitting campaign to help reduce the amount of waste illegally dumped on the borough’s streets and encourage more residents to take pride in their towns and villages.

‘There are NO RUBBISH excuses’ was officially launched in Crewe this week as part of the council’s efforts to tacklefly-tipping, littering and dog fouling.

The campaign sends a firm message to those who commit environmental crimes that the council is stepping up its fight against them.

It also encourages more people to come forward with information about fly-tippers and to report incidents through the council’s official channels, as well as offering support and education to residents on how to dispose of waste responsibly.

Councillor Paul Bates, cabinet member for communities and health at Cheshire East Council, said: “Fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling are disgusting and crimes – and will not be tolerated.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to dispose of waste correctly and we are grateful to the vast majority of our residents, and to the various community groups, who do play their part in helping to keep the borough clean and tidy.

“We want to engage with residents to identify their issues around waste disposal and educate and support them in implementing responsible solutions.

“However, we are an enforcing council and clear in our position that we will take action against those who continue to drop litter, dump rubbish and fail to pick up after their dogs. There are no excuses for their behaviour.”

“It’s important that residents report fly-tipping and other environmental crimes directly to us, using the official channels, online via: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/norubbishexcuses or by calling 0300 123 5011.”