FLY-TIPPERS are ignoring threats of prosecution and continuing to clog Oldham alleyways with mountains of rubbish.

The latest series of shocking photographs by environmental campaigner Lynda Naylor appear to show an abandoned pram and fridge as well as furniture parts, stripped carpet and festering food scraps piled in an Oldham alleyway.

The dumpings look to be mere feet away from an Oldham council sign that warns: “No fly tipping or dumping. Oldham Council are working together with local communities to keep our neighbourhoods clean and tidy. Offenders will be prosecuted.”

Further photographs by the campaigner show bins emblazoned with the words “Ethel St” surrounded by mounds of rotting rubbish and seeping bin bags.

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Bins on Ethel Street, Oldham are drowning in dumped rubbish

Lynda Naylor, a 64-year-old retired NHS administration worker and longstanding protester against fly-tippers, sent the photographs to local and national leaders alongside a message that reads: “Someone from Oldham Council needs to go to Ethel and Edith Street the alleyways are totally disgusting, the smell is shocking.”

She added: “I live in Greenacres and my neighbour and I have vermin.”

The council has confirmed it received a service request on Wednesday and an officer is currently investigating the incident. Once the investigation is complete the waste will be removed.

A council spokesman said: “There’s no excuse for fly-tipping. It’s a blight on the borough and clearing it up costs every council taxpayer.

“Our officers investigate all incidents reported to us and if we find evidence linking it to anyone, we’ll take action.

“If you pay someone to take away your waste check they have a waste carriers licence. If they don’t and the rubbish is later found dumped then you could be the one in trouble.”

The Oldham Times: Bins are overflowing

Lynda received a certificate last year as a "clean and green champion" from Groundwork Oldham and Rochdale and Oldham Council and is continuing to highlight fly-tipping hotspots across the borough, including the areas of Greenacres, Clarksfield, Lees, Shaw, Derker, Westood, and Werneth.

In Oldham, between 2019 and 2020, there were 1129 back alleyway incidents, 373 highway incidents, 298 footpath/bridleway incidents and 106 council land incidents in the borough, according to the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs.

In January, The Oldham Times launched a campaign, along with our new daily edition, in a bid to stamp out fly-tipping across the borough.

There are now £400 on-the-spot fines for anyone caught fly-tipping, the maximum fixed penalty notice allowed in law.

Residents can report incidences of fly-tipping at