Taking pride in our communities

TACKLING FLY-TIPPING IN THE VALLEYS

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We want to help restore pride in The Valleys’ communities by continuing the fight against fly-tippers.

Our experienced team will work with our partners to tackle fly-tipping across the Valleys through a combination of education, enforcement and community engagement activities.

“It’s awful to see fly-tipped waste ruining the wonderful landscapes we have in the Valleys. We are working with partners together to make the Valleys a cleaner and greener place to live and work.  We urge anyone who spots a fly-tipping site to contact their local authority to report the incident, as we all have a responsibility to get rid of waste legally, safely and responsibly from our homes or businesses.”

Gary Evans, Project Manager for Fly-tipping Action Wales in the Valleys Regional Park

OUR LAUNCH IN THE VALLEYS

OUR TOTAL FOCUS EVENTS

We launched the Valleys Regional Park project at Merthyr Tydfil with a new innovative GPS scheme that tracks cases of fly-tipping across the nine local authorities in the region.

A first in Wales, the scheme using GPS technology helps reduce cases of fly-tipping in the area in the fight against fly-tippers.

  • The scheme identifies trends in fly-tipping and key hot-spots
  • As fly-tippers have no boundaries, this is helping to improve overall intelligence sharing across local authorities
  • The scheme was backed by John Griffiths, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development who continues to support our work

We hold these events in towns and fly-tipping hotspots across the region, working with partners including Keep Wales Tidy, South Wales Police, the fire services, various Residents Associations and many more. 

The day-long or week-long events can consist of:

  • litter picks in towns
  • school visits
  • door-knocks to educate on the public’s duty of care towards fly-tipping
  • clearing large fly-tipped sites
  • police stop-checks of vehicles are carried out to ensure waste carriers are registered with Environment Agency Wales

Fly-tipping Action Wales has secured £632,000 of project funding that will support the Valleys Regional Park (VRP) Regeneration Programme. The project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. The funding for this two year partnership project will enable us to focus our efforts on stamping out fly-tipping in the area.

Find out more about The Valleys as the Heart and Soul of Wales at www.thevalleys.co.uk