Our Trading Standards team were out and about in Wrexham recently as part of their mission to clamp down on the problem of rogue traders operating in the county.
Working with partners from North Wales Police and Natural Resources Wales, officers visited villages in and around Wrexham town, to speak to Traders carrying out work for residents.
Natural Resources Wales spoke to several businesses that didn’t have a Waste Carriers Licence and these have now been issued with advice and guidance.
Anyone operating without a licence cannot use the Household Recycling Centres and any rubbish removed often ends up being fly tipped causing a blight on the county borough. Anyone whose rubbish is traced back to them could face a fine and prosecution.
Roger Mapleson, Trading Standards and Licensing Lead, said, “Legitimate businesses welcome our officers stepping in to stop rogue traders in their tracks as they take business away from them.
“It’s important that any trader working in the county borough operates legally and within the law. This protects individuals from being scammed by over priced work and often unfinished or shoddy workmanship.”
If you are a business and you would like to check whether you are compliant, click on this link for free and impartial legal guidance on Trading Standards law explained in basic, concise or detailed form.
We also recommend businesses seek legal advice from a solicitor or legal representative if assistance is needed interpreting the law. For more information on permits/licences for waste please visit Natural Resources Wales.