Over 280 images of fly-tipping were recorded across the Wrexham area last year – with a series of images showing some of the “shocking instances” of waste being dumped illegally.
The images, which have been released by Wrexham Council, show bin bags full of waste, mattresses, children’s toys and boxes ditched at the site of country roads and in fields.
Wrexham Council say that there were 288 recorded incidents of fly-tipping in the area in 2017 alone.
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. This can vary from a single bin bag to thousands of tonnes of waste. It can be dangerous, pollutes land and waterways and costs local authorities significant amounts of money to clear away.
Cllr David A. Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said: “These photos show just some of the shocking instances of fly tipping from across the county.
“Fly-tipping is illegal and residents should ensure that if they have bulky items to dispose of they use a reputable company or the councils bulky waste collection service.”
The following advice has since been issued by Wrexham Council, which says: “If you have large amounts of rubbish to dispose of please ensure that you use a reputable company to do it on your behalf.
“The company acting on your behalf can not dispose of the items at our household recycling centres but must dispose of it at a private licensed facility.”
Where can you recycle / properly dispose of your waste?
You can also use Wrexham County Borough Councils bulky waste collection service.
Bulky waste refers to items that are too large to be taken away with the normal refuse collection.
This can mean items such as furniture, white goods and garden equipment. Up to eight items can be collected for a minimum charge of £40.50.
Any additional item over eight items has an extra charge of £8.10 per item.
What can you dispose of?
• Furniture (e.g. tables, chairs, suites, beds, mattresses, cabinets, desks, bookcases, wardrobes)
• White goods (e.g. fridges, freezers, cookers, tumble dryers, microwaves)
• Garden equipment (e.g. small lawnmowers, garden implements, garden tables and chairs, barbeques, bikes)
• Carpet (small amounts of carpet and underlay (off cuts of no more than 1 room size)
• Electrical and electronic equipment (e.g. computers, televisions)
The Council only offers a kerbside collection of garden/organic waste in the green bin, we do not offer any further collection services for green waste, soil or rubble.
Bulky collections are normally made on your next collection day providing that a notice of 2 working days is given. More information about bulky collections can be found here
You can also use Wrexham Council’s Household Recycling Centres to dispose of your waste:
• Bryn Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre is open 8am – 8pm every day of the year apart from Christmas Day
• Plas Madoc and The Lodge Household Waste Recycling Centres are open 9am – 4pm