You may have noticed on social media lately that there’s been an increase in fly-tipping around the county borough. Since Christmas we’ve dealt with 250 separate incidents.
Lots of you are finding it difficult to understand why people go to so much trouble to fly tip rubbish rather than take it to the local skip site? We too wondered why this was happening so we spoke with Environment staff who gave us some insight into what can happen.
— Moz (@wxmmoz) June 19, 2018
It’s true, some people deliberately put rubbish in their cars and drive off to a quiet location and just dump it – leaving us to pick up the trash and make the usual scenic areas look good again. If you know someone who does this just pass the information on to email@example.com.
Disgusting people WHY SPOIL SUCH A BEAUTIFUL AREA 😡😡😡
— Pete Jones (@PeteJones130) June 20, 2018
But there are instances, many in fact, where you may have paid someone to take rubbish away without realising they’ve taken your money and then just dumped the rubbish wherever they can. Leaving you liable if it can be traced back to you.
If you are paying for someone to take your rubbish please make sure they’re legit. They should have a Waste Carrier’s Licence if not – don’t use them as they’re very likely to fly tip it and you’ll be responsible and liable to prosecution of they’re caught or if it can be traced back to you.
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport, said: “There are shocking instances of fly-tipping on social media and it costs us to remove it. We always to check if there is anything in the rubbish to identify the owner and if so we will not hesitate to prosecute. Please, either use a reputable firm or use our bulky collection or even pay a visit to one of the three household recycling centres. Please don’t leave it to chance and risk prosecution because of someone else’s dubious behaviour.”
The Council offers a kerbside collection of garden/organic waste in the green bin, we do not offer any further collection services for green waste, soil or rubble.
So if you have this or any large items of rubbish you would like to be taken away you could consider using our Bulky collection service. We will take:
• Furniture (e.g. tables, chairs, suites, beds, mattresses, cabinets, desks, bookcases, wardrobes)
• White goods (e.g. fridges, freezers, cookers, tumble dryers, microwaves)
• Garden equipment (e.g. small lawnmowers, garden implements, garden tables and chairs, barbeques, bikes)
• Carpet (small amounts of carpet and underlay (off cuts of no more than 1 room size)
• Electrical and electronic equipment (e.g. computers, televisions)
Bulky collections are normally made on your next collection day providing that a notice of 2 working days is given. More information about bulky collections can be found here
You can also use our Household Recycling Centres for free:
• Bryn Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre is open 8am – 8pm every day of the year apart from Christmas Day
• Plas Madoc and The Lodge Household Waste Recycling Centres are open 9am – 8pm