Posted: 10.05.20 at 15:01 by The Editor
Vale Council Enforcement Officers have attended two flytipping incidents in the area of the old Five Mile Lane in Barry over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Council posted images of the incident and asked members of the public for any information that they may have to help find the culprits.
Flytipping has become increasingly problematic during the coronavirus lockdown as the waste and recycling centres remain closed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Members of the public have been reported to be paying individuals to get rid of their waste during this time.
However, this has sometimes resulted in rogue traders taking money and dumping the rubbish elsewhere. Unfortunately, the responsibility, in this case, remains with the owner of the rubbish and you can be fined if you have not followed the guidelines on using these services.
A Llantwit Major resident was issued with a £300 Fixed Penalty Notice on the 29th of April as she failed in her legal duty of care after she paid a "man with a van" to dispose of her waste. Her waste was later found fly-tipped in Llanmaes.
To ensure you have completed the legally required checks you must:
• Check they are a registered waste carrier – visit environment.data.gov.uk/public-register or call 03708 506 506
• Get a written receipt/transfer note showing their contact details (Name, Address and Telephone Number), a description of your waste, and details of where they are taking it
• Note down the make, colour and registration number of the vehicle that’s taking your waste away
If you have any information that can assist the Vale Council in identifying those responsible, please call us in confidence on 01446 700111 or by emailing [email protected]