Decision details

Alleyway Dumping Enforcement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Information Only

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No
















Councillor Bernie Mooney


Reasons for Decision:


To promote wider compliance with the Council’s waste and recycling collection service and reduce negative environmental impacts such as alleyway dumping, windblown litter and antisocial behaviour.


Future enforcement action will engender the required behavioural change to further reduce alleyway dumping and other forms of environmental crime, leading to improved environmental quality and less demand on cleansing resources.






(1)  Approves the allocation of £124,800 from the Waste Development Fund (WDF) for a further 2 years (2016/17 & 2017/18) from 1 April 2016, to sustain an enhanced enforcement approach for effecting behavioural change and reducing alleyway dumping as set out in Option 3 of the report be approved; and


(2)  the call-in period for the decision be waived to enable service delivery to continue in a seamless manner.




Wirral Council has a statutory duty to arrange for the collection of household waste within its boundary.


Councillor Bernie Mooney introduced a report, stating that Wirral Council had a statutory duty to arrange for the collection of household waste within its boundary.


The report reviewed the current Tackling Alleyway Dumping campaign introduced in April 2014.  The campaign was established to tackle the amount of waste dumped in alleyways in terraced housing areas and to promote compliance amongst Wirral residents to help meet targets set for waste reduction and recycling.


It was widely recognised that improving local environmental quality would have a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing aligning to the Wirral Plan.


All wards are affected with the exception of Clatterbridge, Eastham, Heswall, Leasowe and Moreton East.


Publication date: 07/04/2016

Date of decision: 21/03/2016

Decided at meeting: 21/03/2016 - Cabinet

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