Anglesey and Conwy down in dumps

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

ANGLESEY and Conwy are the worst coun­ties in North Wales for fly-tip­ping, ac­cord­ing to new fig­ures.

Ac­cord­ing to Stats Wales, Anglesey had 2,010 in­ci­dents of fly-tip­ping re­ported in 2016/17, while Conwy had 1,351 in­ci­dents re­ported.

Wrex­ham county had the low­est num­ber dur­ing the same pe­riod, with 186.

Penal­ties for fly-tip­ping range from fixed penalty no­tices to pros­e­cu­tion.

A spokes­woman for Conwy coun­cil said: “There is no ex­cuse for fly-tip­ping and lo­cal res­i­dents should not have to tol­er­ate this type of be­hav­iour by a small mi­nor­ity of ir­re­spon­si­ble peo­ple who con­tinue to break the law.

“Clean­ing up fly-tip­ping costs us all money; it’s dan­ger­ous and po­ten­tially harm­ful to health; it spoils our en­joy­ment of the sur­round­ings and can cause se­ri­ous pol­lu­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment.

“We urge the pub­lic to check that the per­son or com­pany who’s tak­ing away their waste is a reg­is­tered waste car­rier and re­mem­ber to al­ways ask for a de­tailed re­ceipt.

“If you see some­one fly-tip­ping, dis­creetly, try to note the date, time and the place where the tip­ping is tak­ing place, or has oc­curred, what the waste is and how much of it there is and a de­scrip­tion of any ve­hi­cles in­volved and the reg­is­tra­tion num­ber.”

If mem­bers of the pub­lic want to re­port an in­ci­dent of fly-tip­ping they should con­tact the Isle of Anglesey County Counci main switch­board, 01248 750057; Conwy County Bor­ough Coun­cil on (01492) 575337 or re­port it on­line at­port­ uk or at Fly-Tip­ping Action Wales fly­tip­pin­gac­tion­

Fly tip­ping is a ma­jor prob­lem in Anglesey and Conwy

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