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.
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.
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