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Thursday, September 15, 2022

'Report fly-tippers' plea from council after Butlers Hill dumping

* The divan base and the armchair that were left on Butlers Hill.

*The mattress which was left further down the hill.

Denbighshire County Council is asking the public to report any fly-tipping of waste they see.

The plea follows llanblogger reporting to council chiefs how three large items of furniture were found dumped in two places along Butler's Hill, the narrow tree-lined pathway leading from the A5 to Plas Newydd yesterday (Wednesday) morning.

Higher up the hill were an armchair with a divan base resting on top of it and, lower down, a mattress had been propped up against the stone wall.

All the dumped items have since been removed.

A council spokesperson 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 is asking anyone with information about any offenders to get in touch."

There have been suggestions that the lack of a permanent recycling facility to serve the Dee Valley area - forcing people's drive across the county to the nearest Denbighshire recycling centre in Ruthin - makes fly-tipping more likely.

There has also been surprise expressed by some users of the council's Saturday morning pop-up recycling facility at the Pavilion car park that they are still having to book a spot in advance of their visit, a measure originally put in place during the pandemic.

To this the spokesperson responded: "We have adopted a permanent booking system at all of our recycling centres because we found that it makes them more efficient to operate and more convenient for the public because it reduces queuing at peak times.”

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