Fly-tipping in Wales has been on the rise in recent years, and it has a devastating impact on the environment and our local communities. Whilst illegally dumped rubbish looks bad, it is also dangerous and expensive to remove.
The nationwide campaign is being run as part of Caru Cymru (a Welsh phrase meaning ‘Love Wales’) – an inclusive movement led by Keep Wales Tidy and councils to inspire people to take action, and care for the environment.
We’re urging tenants to do the right thing when getting rid of unwanted household items. It’s easier than you think, and cheaper than a fine.
Keep Wales Tidy Chief Executive Owen Derbyshire said: “Fly-tipping has been on the rise in recent years, with the disruption caused by the pandemic having a clear impact on the cleanliness of our communities. Dumped items on the street costs local authorities millions to remove, and – put simply – looks awful.
“Our new campaign looks to encourage communities across Wales to keep their local areas free from household waste and say ‘Not Up My Street’.
“Thankfully, upcycling and repairing items has never been more popular. That’s why we’re excited to be working alongside local authorities and housing associations to help communities do their bit, both through our community engagement events, and in our pop-up repair cafes.
“Disposing of your unwanted household items is easier than you think, and – crucially – cheaper than a fine.”
Wrexham Caru Cymru: wrexham.gov.uk/service/environmental-enforcement-services/wrexham-caru-cymru
You can find your local recycling information here: wrexham.gov.uk/services/bins-and-recycling
You can find your nearest recycling centre at: wrexham.gov.uk/service/other-ways-recycle-wrexham/household-recycling-centres
You can see how to dispose of bulky items here: wrexham.gov.uk/service/other-ways-recycle-wrexham/furniturebulky-item-donation
You can also find some more useful tips for recycling on: https://www.recyclenow.com/
Take pride in your local community by reporting any public instances of fly-tipping via https://myaccount.wrexham.gov.uk/en/service/Fly_tipping_report
Always check they are a licensed waste carrier with Natural Resources Wales www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/CheckWaste
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