Tremadog residents and environmental partners join forces

Date: 08/08/2017

 A number of local groups have got together with residents on the Isgraig estate in Tremadog in a clean-up action day to improve the quality of the local environment.

 The day organised by housing association Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd was also designed to prevent fly-tipping problems in the area. Other partners involved were Keep Wales Tidy and Gwynedd Council’s Waste and Recycling and Tidy Towns teams.

The initiative was one of a number of such days arranged by Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd and its partners in recent years to enable residents to easily dispose of large or difficult items, such as old bikes, beds and white goods. These items can blight areas for months or can often be taken for a fee and fly-tipped on local secluded sites, with the resulting high disposal costs for landowners or the Council.

 Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd’s Community Warden John Glyn Jones said: “We had a very successful day with residents filling three skips with bulky items and also taking five van loads of recyclables to the recycle centre. I’d like to thank the local residents for using the service and our partners for helping to make the day a success. We very much hope that this initiative will help keep the area clean and tidy.”

Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Municipal matters, Councillor Gareth Griffiths noted: “Congratulations to the volunteers, residents and officers in this very successful clean-up action day in the Isgraig area of Tremadog. This project highlights the need to protect the local environment by the responsible disposal and recycling of waste. A large quantity of unwanted electrical items, household furniture and bikes was removed, avoiding any possibility of these items ending up as fly-tipping statistics.”

Local Gwynedd Councillor Alwyn Gruffydd, added: “It’s good to see that the various agencies have worked together with this tipping prevention initiative. This sort of project not only makes it easier for Isgraig residents to dispose of their unwanted items but it also reduces the possibility of these items ending up dumped in our countryside by fly-by-night contractors.”

The maximum fine for fly-tipping can be up to £50,000, or even imprisonment. To report a fly-tipping incident in strictest confidence, contact Gwynedd Council’s Street Enforcement team on e-mail, contact the Council via “Report a Problem” or call 01766 771000.

Tidy Towns is funded by a grant from the Welsh Government as part of the scheme with the aim of improving the quality of the local environment.