Flytipping at Epidemic Levels in Caerphilly, says Plaid

02/01/2019

Plaid Cymru activist Daniel Llewellyn of Bedwas has called on the Caerphilly County Borough Council to do more to combat the growing problem of flytipping in the County.

He said: “It is incredible what people are trying to get away with. I was walking along Ty Canol Lane in Trethomas over Christmas and was confronted by two great mounds of building and household waste.

“This area could be a beauty spot for people to enjoy, but instead it is littered with potentially dangerous waste scarring what could be a pleasant walk in the countryside. “

He added: “At the end of the day it is people who dump this rubbish, either by themselves or  by illegal operators.  However, the county could do more.  The present fixed penalty of £200.00 is far too low.  They could increase this substantially and carry out a publicity campaign to get people to report offences.

“I would urge local residents to use their camera phones to take pictures of offenders and their vehicles and send them straight to the environmental health department at the council. Its only by working together we can get rid of this blight on our landscape.”