Fly-tipping drops by 42% in Caerphilly County Borough in a year
Instances of fly-tipping across Caerphilly County Borough have dropped by 42% in a year, according to Welsh Government figures.
Caerphilly County Borough Council has reported that in the financial year 2011/12 there were 1,618 reports of fly-tipping compared to 2,680 in 2010/11.
Cllr David Poole, cabinet member for community and leisure services, said: “This commendable reduction in the number of reported cases of fly-tipping in our county borough reflects the hard work our officers have done both in raising awareness and educating residents on the environmental impacts of fly-tipping, and the enforcement activity undertaken by our enforcement team in pursuing cases of fly-tipping to court.
“As a council, we take environmental issues including fly-tipping very seriously and have resourced our intervention policies accordingly to allow us to deal effectively with these issues when they arise”.
Caerphilly County Borough Council has also said where incidents of fly-tipping are reported more than 98% are cleared away within five days.
Cllr Poole continued: “We continue to provide top quality services to enable residents easy access to legal ways of disposing of their waste including a number of civic amenity sites and a bulky waste collection service. We also work with our partners to conduct multi-agency stop operations, and I am confident that the provision of these services and conducting these interventions is contributing to these positive outcomes.
“We are appealing to residents to contact us if they see anyone fly-tipping or if they spot any fly-tipped waste. By working with us to report the incident, the waste can be removed and with residents help, the crime can be investigated and the offenders prosecuted.”Follow @CaerphillyObsvr