FLY-TIPPERS DUMP WASTE IN COUNTRYSIDE BETWEEN PENARTH AND SULLY

Framed by trees with a background of green - nothing can improve the look of this waste left alongside St Mary's Well Road. (Photo Robert Donaldson)

Framed by trees with a background of green – nothing can improve the look of this waste left alongside St Mary’s Well Road just off Lavernock Road . (Photo Robert Donaldson)

Local residents are compaining about increasing incidents of fly-tipping in open countryside between Penarth and Sully.

It’s claimed that cowboy builders are now finding it so expensive to dispose of waste material through official channels they’re increasingly leaving it with householders – telling them to get rid of it –  or dumping it at roadside and driving away.

"Green and pleasant land" - builders' rubbish dumped in a field at the junction of St Mary's Well Road and Lavernock Road (Photo Mike Spears)

“Green and pleasant land” – builders’ rubbish dumped in a field at the junction of St Mary’s Well Road and Lavernock Road (Photo Mike Spears)

Fly-tipping, although highly-profitable, is very risky. The penalty for fly-tipping can reach up to a £50,000 fine or twelve months’ imprisonment – but first the offender has to be identified .

In some cases public spirited citizens have taken photographs of fly-tipping actually being carried out and supplied the evidence to the Vale of Glamorgan Coucnil which has then issued fixed penalty notices against the offenders.

In this case - already notified to the Vale Council - waste has been placed in plastic bags bearing the name of a decorating firm - but of course it could be that someone else has used illegally sacks issued by a legitimate firm

In this case – already notified to the Vale Council – waste has been placed in plastic bags bearing the name of a building and decorating firm – but of course it could be that someone else has illegally used bags issued by a legitimate firm

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has an on line fly-tipping form on its website on which members of the public can report illegally tipped waste. It’s on http://forms.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/Flytipping

 

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15 Responses to FLY-TIPPERS DUMP WASTE IN COUNTRYSIDE BETWEEN PENARTH AND SULLY

  1. anne says:

    There has been an increase in fly tipping since the council introduced charges for bulky rubbish. Minimum charge £15 for 3 items. Shamefully everything they collect is sent to the Viridor incinerator with no recycling by the Vale council of furniture etc.

  2. Fiona Whitfield says:

    Even when free by council their used to be fly tipping so !

  3. This particulat location has been used for fly tipping over the last few years – St. Mary’s Well Bay Road off Lavernock Road. As the Sully Councillor, I had to report it on many occasions. It would be helpful if everybody kept a sharp look out for white vans or similar and reported immediately to the Vale on 01446 700111, and perhaps also to the Police, if you see anything unusual or vehicles parked up at this location.

  4. Andrew sarchus says:

    Any new ideas on how to combat this anyone? Obviously the police with limited rescources and councillors with limited – well in a few cases just limited are struggling.

  5. penarthblog says:

    Maybe temporary CCTV equipment could be installed in places where the police believe that this is a problem, I understand that this has been done in other parts of the country with good results.

  6. Andrew sarchus says:

    Sounds an Idea penblog. What do you think Cllr Ernest.

  7. AK says:

    Shocking.

    But residents are just as guilty – there have been five or six black bags dumped in Cogan by a litter bin for over a week (presumably they missed the collection), and bin bags and other stuff are regularly left out on the wrong day or way too early.

    My collection day is Tuesday – but I guarantee when I go home this afternoon, there will be bags all over the street.

  8. Andrew – Yes the Vale has used a camera in the past I recall – but have no idea what the current position is, as they always plead a lack of funds – these days.

  9. Andrew sarchus says:

    Great idea snogger but I have to look to dial.

  10. Dizzydeb says:

    We are now being asked for ID to use the Hadfield road tip, such a pain we can’t use this one if we live in PENARTH.!
    I’m still picking up cans, rubbish, fishing line etc from the beach every time I walk there! We need a much tougher policy and some policing for this problem.
    There should be no cost for tipping waste as some dishonest builders are charging customers then just fly tipping which costs the council even more to clear.
    Maybe householders who put their rubbish out too early and don’t clear the outside of their houses of any mess should be politely reminded to do so once in a while.
    Keep PENARTH tidy!

    • Sarah says:

      I agree – I’d prefer not to charge anyone for waste disposal and then there would be no reason to fly tip. I’m wondering if we’ll be allowed to use the Cardiff site again if the vale merges with Cardiff Council? They’ve asked to see ID for a little while now, which means we can’t use the site. This is a shame because it is a lot more convenient in terms of distance for people living at the top of Penarth.

  11. Andrew sarchus says:

    Just ignore them DizDeb. The ones on Wedal Rd don’t allow walk-ins which is just plain silly and jobsworth- so when its busy and you cant drive in- I walk in. What can they do? I always dump. They’ve even filmed me – I was expecting the special branch out to get me. You pay your taxes. You’re presumably responsible- so your the boss. Tell em where to go. These idiots that make daft rules just encourage fly tipping. That why they’re paid £110.000 and over. Idiots.

  12. Ivor Bagman says:

    I’m a pedestrian – yet
    Have been told that
    If I take my television to
    The tip by bus I am not allowed in !!!
    Why ???

  13. Andrew Sarchus says:

    Yes as said above I’ve been told that and I just ignore and dump. Its a nonsensical rule that jobsworths try and enforce. What are they going to do? call special branch. Just put in the correct skip and walk.

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