There are NO RUBBISH excuses

‘There are NO RUBBISH excuses’ is a hard-hitting campaign launched by Cheshire East Council to help reduce the amount of waste illegally dumped on the borough’s streets and encourage more residents to take pride in their towns and villages. 

It is part of the council’s efforts to tackle fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling. The campaign sends a firm message to those who commit environmental crimes that the council is stepping up its fight against them. 

It also encourages more people to come forward with information about fly-tippers and to report incidents through the council’s official channels, as well as offering support and education to residents on how to dispose of waste responsibly.

To ensure the campaign’s important messages about waste disposal reach as many residents as possible, the council has had many of the campaign materials translated into Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Slovakian, Romanian and Polish. ‘There are NO RUBBISH excuses’ is a Cheshire East-wide campaign but much of the activity is being focused on Crewe as part of the Crewe Neighbourhood Action Plan, a pilot project to tackle issues that are important to the local community.

The languages were selected based on resident information collected during digital surveys in Crewe, which were carried out in six fly-tipping hotspot zones at the beginning of the year. 

Posters in those languages, as well as in English, are available to download and print off here:







To report fly-tipping and other environmental crimes directly to us, please use the official channels: or call 0300 123 5011.