Cheshire East Council has commissioned new officers to tackle the widespread issue of fly-tipping in Cheshire East.
The officers will form a team that will work to reduce fly-tipping and littering in the borough over the next 12 months.
The officers will initially focus their efforts on Crewe but they will be responsive to situations as they develop across the borough.
The private contractors started last week and have been successful in handing out 232 fixed penalty notices.
Councillor Paul Bates, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for communities and health, said: “We’ve made our position clear on this matter. Enough is enough. The recruitment of these officers is a clear sign of how seriously we take this issue.”
Fixed penalty notices will be issued for £80 for dog fouling and littering. Fly-tippers will be fined £400.
If you see evidence of fly-tipping, contact Cheshire East Council on 0300 123 5021.