Those who fail to correctly dispose of their business and household rubbish could face a fine of up to £50,000, Wrexham Council has warned.
The warning comes after a reported increase in parts of Wrexham that household waste is being left at the side of litter bins, rather than being disposed at a local recycling site.
There have also been reports that shops have been using the litter bins for their waste, with Wrexham Council stating that its enforcement teams will be speaking to businesses who have been identified to make sure they dispose of their rubbish correctly.
Cllr David A Bithell Lead Member for Environment and Transport said: “Unfortunately this problem is increasing which means our resources are taken up by removing rubbish from businesses and householders who cannot be bothered to take it to our recycling sites or dispose of it in their own household bin.
“There are no more excuses. Facilities are available for people to use rather than dump on the side of a litter bin which is lazy and unacceptable. Most of the general public use the facilities available or recycle their waste in a responsible manner, what’s become more concerning is that some businesses are also doing the same instead of having a contract for disposing of their waste correctly
“We are having a particular problem in Rhosddu and Smithfield areas at the moment and I have asked our team to pay particular attention to these areas.
“Our Enforcement Team are taking a hard line in tackling this problem and will not hesitate to prosecute those who abuse the law and a fine of up to £50,000 can be issued if people are caught.”
Household Recycling Centres are available at three sites in the county borough, Bryn Lane on Wrexham Industrial Estate, Brymbo and Plas Madoc. You can find more about them here.
At the Bryn Lane site there is a Recycling shop run in partnership with Nightingale House.
Picture – waste overflowing at rubbish bins in Rhosddu Park last year.