Posted on: Wednesday 24 March 2021
Following last week’s launch of Caru Cymru, Keep Wales Tidy’s national campaign to eradicate litter, the Council is today launching its new five-year litter and fly-tipping strategy.
The strategy will help:
- Keep the borough clean and free of litter
- Support residents working to improve the appearance of their local community
- Encourage residents not to litter, fly-tip or allow their dogs to foul in public areas
Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive Member for the Environment, said: “Our new litter and fly-tipping strategy is our commitment to keeping Torfaen a clean and green place to live work and visit, and we need residents to show the same commitment. The emphasis is very much on preventing litter and fly-tipping, with the aim of reducing the current yearly clean-up costs which estimated at over one million pounds.
“Every pound of taxpayers money spent clearing up after people who dump rubbish in our countryside, drop litter on our streets, or let their dogs foul in our parks, is a pound that could have been invested in our schools, enhancing our open spaces or caring for people in need.
To read the new strategy visit the Council’s website.
To report litter and fly-tipping to the Council complete the online form.