ALL parties across Cheshire West and Chester need ‘to up their game’ in tackling fly tipping, says one Northwich councillor.

Cllr Sam Naylor, Labour, told the Guardian: “We need to improve because it is endemic and it is just not acceptable. That’s individuals, town councils, parish councils, Cheshire West. We all have to play our part.

“A combination of measures are required. Number one is we have got to try to get across to the public that it is anti-social to do it.

“Then have got to look at measures that the council can use through the enforcement penalties.”

Cllr Naylor made the comments following the discovery of a large dump on Liverpool Street.

Northwich Guardian:

Taking aim at the fly tippers, the Northwich Witton ward representative said the offending party had ‘a blatant lack of a moral compass.’

It was recently revealed that fly-tipping costs CWAC £3.1 million per year — enough to purchase 470,000 library books.

In the first three months of 2020, 995 fly tipping incidents were reported in the borough, compared to 1,194 in the same period for last year.

Less than half — 49 percent — of this year’s incidents were classified as industrial or large, which is a slight increase on the 42 percent seen the year prior.

Northwich Guardian:

Echoing Cllr Naylor’s sentiments, Winsford Over and Verdin Conservative Cllr Mike Baynham said: “It costs the taxpayer and local landowners a lot of money to get rid of it. We are quite fortunate in Winsford with the full time opening of the tip but it is not particularly nice, or necessary, given how easy it is to dispose of waste.

“I ask residents to be careful who they hand over their waste to.”

Currently, seven CWAC recycling centres remain open to the public, with all of them opening at weekends.