Recently we’ve had a couple of instances where people have left waste outside the gates at the recycling centres in Wrexham whilst the sites have been closed.

We want to remind residents that they should never do this – this is fly-tipping, which is illegal. Anyone who fly-tips risks being issued with a fixed penalty notice or could even be prosecuted.

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Environment, said: “If you visit a recycling centre and it’s closed when you arrive, please take your waste home with you and come back during the opening hours of the site. You can find the opening hours of the recycling centres in Wrexham on our website.”

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Be careful when paying someone to remove your waste

As householders we all have a “duty of care” to make sure that anyone we use to remove our rubbish has an official Waste Carrier Licence that allows them to do so.

Most legitimate companies will happily show you their Licence and assure you that they will dispose of it responsibly at a properly designated waste site. Even if they do this, you should still check it’s a valid licence. You can check anyone out on the Natural Resources Wales website.

If they don’t have one then it’s very likely that your rubbish is going to be fly-tipped and if it’s traced back to you, you risk being issued with a £300 fixed penalty notice or you can be prosecuted with a fine of up to £50,000.

Check out the Caru Cymru page on our website to find out more about disposing of your waste responsibly.

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