Monmouthshire County Council has issued a reminder that residents have a duty of care to ensure that they dispose of their waste properly – or if they give it to someone else for disposal, to ensure they are a registered carrier of waste. This follows a serious fly-tipping incident close to the Fox Hunter memorial on the Blorenge last week (17th May) which blocked the road between the Keepers Pond and Llanelen. The council removed the rubbish promptly.
Recycling Strategy Manager, Carl Touhig said: “Our teams are sifting through the waste and if sufficient evidence can be found we will prosecute. As well as the environmental and financial cost of removal the waste, emergency vehicles would have been unable to pass, putting life at risk in our rural communities. If anyone recognises this waste please contact the council. It is important to contact us early in the investigation process and pass on any available information.”
Councillor Bryan Jones, cabinet member for Operations said: “This is fly-tipping on a commercial scale. It’s likely that householders have paid a rogue trader to have this rubbish removed and it has been dumped in a local beauty spot on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. If you have relevant information please contact us so we can stop this blight on our communities. We all have a duty of care to ensure that we dispose of our waste properly and if we give it to someone else to dispose of, to ensure they are a registered carrier of waste. If your waste is dumped you could be fined.”
Call Natural Resources Wales on 0300 065 3000 or visit: www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk to check if a person is a registered waste carrier.
For more information on fly-tipping log onto Monmouthshire County Council’s dedicated web pages: http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste/fly-tipping