May 21, 2024

Denbighshire County Council team up for ‘day of action’ in Rhyl and Prestatyn.

Denbighshire County Council teamed up with other agencies to tackle illegal waste carriers and rogue traders in the County.


Recently, the Council’s environmental enforcement team worked alongside North Wales Police, Natural Resources Wales, Fly Tipping Action Wales, Keep Wales Tidy and the probation services for a ‘day of action’ in Rhyl and Prestatyn.


The partnership targeted waste carriers operating without a permit or licence and individuals who use the roads to commit waste offences, held cleanups at areas that frequently experienced fly-tipping and performed stop and search exercises to find vehicles that may be carrying waste illegally.


This resulted in 30 bin bags full of rubbish and the identification of four vehicles that were carrying waste illegally.


Cllr Barry Mellor, Denbighshire County Council’s Lead Member for Environment & Transport, said:


“Fly-tipping is a form of anti-social of behaviour and a criminal offence. It’s a blight on the landscape and has a negative impact on the quality of life for residents.


“The vast majority of people are law-abiding citizens who dispose of their waste responsibly through our council waste collections or by taking items to our recycling centres.


“There is no excuse for dumping rubbish anywhere and the Council will not tolerate this behaviour. If anyone has information about offenders, they should get in touch, and we will deal with those people through the appropriate channels.”


To dispose of waste correctly, residents can access the booking system which is available at all our recycling centres across the County on the Denbighshire County Council website.


The Council will continue to work with partners in the future to target anyone committing these offences across Denbighshire.