Fly tipping statement
Posted on Wednesday 8th January 2020
Newport City Council cleared fly-tipped rubbish from the area of Pentre Tai Road leading to Afon Village on 2 January 2020 and is disappointed that within 24 hours rubbish was again dumped at the same site.
Waste enforcement officers are carrying out inquiries over the incidents and are in the process of tracing those guilty of this offence. Investigations so far show that some of the fly tipped rubbish has come from outside Newport.
If prosecuted and found guilty the perpetrators could face fines of up to £50,000 and/or up to 12 months imprisonment.
A spokesperson for Newport City Council said: “Our Pride in Newport Team cleared this area of the fly-tipped rubbish and within hours fly-tipping occurred again, which is disappointing and frustrating.
“However our officers have found evidence which shows some of the fly-tipped rubbish has been dumped by someone from outside Newport.
“Please be assured we will pursue the culprits through due process.”
Households have a legal responsibility to make sure any rubbish is disposed of correctly and the council urges anyone witnessing fly-tipping to inform the council with details of the offender.
“We would like to see further improvements in reducing the numbers of commercial scale fly-tipping in the city and would like to remind residents that they have a legal obligation (duty of care) to take all reasonable measures to ensure that their waste is disposed of properly.
“This means asking to see a waste carrier’s certificate and to keep a record in case they fly-tip your waste and it is traced back to you,” said the spokesperson.
The council is considering using CCTV to catch culprits but as is the nature of such an operation would not advertise the fact.
Residents can report fly-tipping via the council website - http://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Waste-Recycling/Fly-Tipping-and-Litter.aspx