First loads of illegal waste removed from Gartside Farm
Wednesday 19th September 2018 @ 13:12 by Tom Greggan
Droylsden News Tameside

Illegal waste that has plagued Droylsden with a bad smell for months has finally started to be removed.

The Environment Agency is working with the owner of Gartside Farm, where the waste was dumped, and the first loads have been removed today. The area has also been secured to prevent further waste being left on the site.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “The Environment Agency takes waste crime very seriously. Gartside Farm is one of 27 illegal waste sites across Greater Manchester, there are 55 across our whole area of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire.

“Gartside Farm is a priority for the Environment Agency and we continue to use all our regulatory powers to tackle this illegal waste site, in Droylsden. Notices have been served on both the landowner and occupier and our Environment Officers continue with the ongoing criminal investigation.

“The Environment Agency and our partners, Tameside Council, Greater Manchester Police and Public Health England, would also like to take this opportunity to thank residents for their patience during this difficult time.”