Plaid leader backs tough action on flytippers in Caerphilly county


The leader of the Plaid Cymru group, Councillor Colin Mann, has backed tough action against fly tippers proposed by Caerphilly Council.

The authority is considering demanding that those caught illegally dumping waste could be ordered to meet the cost of clearing it up. Last year fly tipping cost the council more than £150,000.

Councillor Colin Mann said: “Fly-tipping is a scourge which affects all of us. I support the tough stance proposed by the council and that people found to cause a mess have to meet the cost of a clean-up.

“Most flytipping is done for financial gain and those people who are caught also need to be fined sufficiently to make it not worthwhile to fly tip. 

“The proposals will only work of course if culprits are actually caught and efforts have to be made to ensure that this happens.

“The council also must make it easier for legitimate businesses to take rubbish to our sites.  The present system is over-complicated and discourages even those who want to act responsibly.”