This doesn’t appear to be a significant issue for other Councils that already collect non-recyclable waste every three or four weeks.
If a resident dumps household or trade waste on roads, in fields, in rivers, or on private land without permission, this is known as ‘fly-tipping’. It is illegal. If you fly-tip, you could end up paying a fixed penalty, or end up in court and fined.
There is never an excuse for fly-tipping, and we have no reason to believe most Vale of Glamorgan residents will start breaking the law in this way.
The most common items fly-tipped are bulky items or trade waste, neither of which we collect as part of our routine household recycling and non-recyclable waste collections.
If you need to get rid of bulky household items you no longer want – such as beds and sofas, mattresses, tables and chairs, wardrobes, cookers and dishwashers, fridge freezers, washing machines and tumble dryers, and carpet and carpet underlay – you can take these to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre free of charge.
Alternatively, you can book a Bulky Household Waste Collection.
We all have a responsibility to reduce our impact on our environment. If you see anyone fly-tipping their non-recyclable waste (or any type of recycling), please report it to us.
If any residents put non-recyclable waste in their containers for recycling, we won’t collect it.