Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Residents Facing a Fly-Tip Torment

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Residents Facing a Fly-Tip Torment

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FILTHY mattresses, rotten food and overflowing bin bags are among the items of waste dumped across the streets of Trafford - with residents saying they've had enough.

Gareth Wright, who lives in Partridge Street in Stretford, says the area is a hotspot for fly-tipping as he regularly finds rubbish dumped at the rear of his house.

"Fly-tipping is an issue that just won't go away," he said.

"Across the borough, there are alleyways, streets and green spaces being regularly targeted by people who dump everything, from general waste to carpets, washing machines and bikes.

"I've complained to Trafford council but each time the rubbish is cleared away it's replaced with more - and I'm sick of it," he said.

"I regularly see rats and mice scavenging bin bags filled with rotten food. …

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